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College Admissions: Parents Gone Wild…

It is just amazing what steps some applicants will take to get admitted to college, but perhaps not as amazing as the steps some parents will take.  Lucy Crawford in a New York Post article describes her first-hand accounts as an admissions adviser and reveals … Continue reading

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One Perfect College Essay…To Go, Please…

Perhaps there is no greater agony in the college application process than coming up with that perfect essay…which can now be 150 words longer.  Lacy Crawford in the Wall Street Journal, give a little taste of some of the successful … Continue reading

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President Obama Proposes New College Ranking System

Lookout US News & World Report, you have some competition.  President Obama announced a new universal ranking system for college and universities. The Guardian reported the details in their article today: Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Barack Obama took aim at … Continue reading

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The “March Madness” of College Admissions

With the craziness of college admissions comparisons to March Madness cannot be helped. Rebecca Joseph explains the craziness in her article in the Huffington Post: Throughout March I empathize with nervous high school seniors and their families as they await … Continue reading

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March Madness Bracket 2013

For those looking to take a break from admissions and follow your favorite school. PDF Version from ESPN

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Location, Location, Location…Of Your Campus…

For some universities, their location is a major selling point…for others, not so much.  And universities account for this accordingly…some emphasize the campus, some emphasize the town.  Monica Disare and Amy Wang discusses  this from a New Haven perspective in … Continue reading

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Admissions Officer Mocks Applicant on Facebook

An admission officer crossed the line on Facebook, and it cost her her job.  Linda Sharps explains it in her article in The Stir: Another day, another story about some poor fool posting something they shouldn’t to Facebook — and … Continue reading

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Do Grades Matter in College Admissions?

This, of course, is a bizarre question.  The initial response would be…yes…but grade inflation and other factors may dilute the ability of admissions offices to use grades a meaningful way to compare candidates.  Mary Beth Marklein explains this in her … Continue reading

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Applying to College = Tetris ?

We are definitely in the heat of admissions season…and all of the stresses and anticipation that come with it.  Sush Krishnamoorthy, an applicant from Indian at several top U.S. schools, likens it to playing a game of Tetris in this … Continue reading

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George Washington Loses Ranking

U.S. News has stripped George Washington of its college ranking.  GW joins a growing number of colleges who have been accused of inflating their data to improve their college ranking.  Here is the official statement from Bob Morse of U.S. News: On November … Continue reading

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