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10 Elite College Admission Results For Class Of 2021

10 Elite College Admission Results For Class Of 2021

10 Elite College Admission Results For The Class Of 2021

Congratulations to all those who gained acceptance!

The admission results for the class of 2021 at elite colleges have been released.

Yale with the largest freshmen class ever and Georgetown with the lowest.

….and the beat goes on Continue reading

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How Will You Make Your Final College Decision?

How Will You Make Your Final College Decision?

After completing college visits, researching online, submitting applications, essays, supplementary materials, gathering recommendations and participating in interviews, you will soon be making your final college decision. Since students have several weeks to notify colleges of their decision, it may be wise to visit again as an accepted student. In contrast to visiting on an earlier college tour, your questions as an accepted student may become more detail oriented. It is best to visit when colleges are in session. So, plan your trip accordingly. Continue reading

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What Future College Students Should Know About The Current College Admission Environment

What Future College Students Should Know About The Current College Admission Environment

The current college admissions environment points to several important factors that future college students should know. As future college students prepare for the current college admission environment, it is vital to stay informed on recent admission trends Continue reading

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20 Things For Your College Visit Checklist

20 Things For Your College Visit Checklist

After submitting your college applications, essays, and gathering recommendations, you will soon be making your final college decision! With several weeks to notify colleges of your decision, it may be wise to visit the colleges you are considering as an accepted student. … Continue reading

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The New Common App Essay Prompts for ’17-’18 Released

The New Common App Essay Prompts for ’17-’18 Released

The Common Application released its essay prompts for 2017-2018. There are now seven essay prompts and the “Topic Of Your Choice” prompt has returned. Listed below, you can see which are new, revised or those that are unchanged. Students need to choose one and write an essay of up to 650 words. Any rising seniors who want to get a head start on their college essay are set to go! Continue reading

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Early Admission Results: What To Do Next

Early Admission Results: What To Do Next

It’s a big week for those of you who have applied Early Decision (ED), Restrictive Early Action (REA) or Early Action (EA). No doubt, apprehension & excitement are looming as you look online or in mailboxes for admission decisions.
Regardless of your Early Admission Results, here’s what to do next… Continue reading

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5 Reasons Test Prep is Important in the College Admissions Process

5 Reasons Test Prep is Important in the College Admissions Process

by: David Recine You have your eye on your dream schools. You’ve been watching your GPA like a hawk, taking extracurriculars, lining up reference letters, and practicing your admissions essays. Good for you! But wait… could you be forgetting something? … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Element Of Success In Admissions

The Forgotten Element Of Success In Admissions

We know that High School GPAs, A Challenging High School Curriculum, Standardized Test Scores, Focused Extra-Curricular Activity, and The College Essay are the key ingredients for acceptance to your top choice schools. But here is a dirty little secret and the forgotten element of success in admissions that should be kept in mind. Ability and Willingness to PAY for a portion of your Cost of Attendance (COA) can be a key factor. Continue reading

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College Access For All?

College Access For All?

Is there college access for all? Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak to roughly 200 parents and students in three packed sessions at the Princeton Review Program at South Torrance High School. http://shs-torrance-ca.schoolloop.com/ Many public school systems have ratios … Continue reading

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Maximizing Space on College Applications

Maximizing Space on College Applications

It’s easy to form an analogy between college applications and a giant puzzle. Everything has to fit just right for success. Fact is just about everything on college applications has a maximum word or character count. Continue reading

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