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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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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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10 Ways To Enjoy Summer & Do College Prep

10 Ways To Enjoy Summer & Do College Prep

Make sure you find time to relax this summer but also remain productive, active and interested…exercise, read, visit campuses while traveling, keep a journal, develop a hobby and collaborate on something meaningful.

Below are 10 ways to enjoy summer and do college prep: Continue reading

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The New Coalition Application

The New Coalition Application

On Saturday, October 3rd, three Board Members of the new Coalition Application, Barbara Gill, Associate Vice President for enrollment management at the University of Maryland, John Latting, Assistant Vice Provost for undergraduate enrollment and Dean of Admission at Emory University, and Audrey Smith, Vice President for enrollment at Smith College presented a summary of their “work in progress” to an audience of over 500 people at the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC) Conference in San Diego. The announcement of this new application hosted by 83 colleges in collaboration with CollegeNet came just a few days prior to the conference, setting up a storm of conversation and questions. The Coalition Colleges want to increase college access for all students and add another way to apply in addition to the several online applications that currently exist. Continue reading

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Early College Preparation Is Important

Early College Preparation Is Important

Although many decisions are made during the senior year, it is best to begin the college process early as early college preparation is important. There are countless details involved in the college admissions process, and gaining the knowledge necessary in a timely manner is crucial to ultimately making the final decision on where you will attend. Continue reading

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Why Choose College Connections? Read What Our Students Say!

Why Choose College Connections? Read What Our Students Say!

At this time of year, many are researching various college consulting companies to see where they can get the best guidance. We are so confident about how well our students do, that we have posted some comments made by our students. We, at College Connections, are committed to the happiness and success of our students and as a result, are proud of our alumni that continue to remain in touch long after their college process is completed. Continue reading

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What To Do If You Are Deferred

What To Do If You Are Deferred

We know that application numbers this season are way up. It’s quite possible that you are a qualified student who has been deferred from your first choice college. Thousands of college applicants have been deferred for consideration during the regular admission cycle. Although this is disappointing, it is not necessarily bad news. A deferral means that you are qualified and that the admission officers will take another look at your application file during their regular admission period. So, what to do? Continue reading

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Waiting for Admission Decisions

Waiting for Admission Decisions

You have undoubtedly worked hard to complete your applications and finally they are submitted! Now what? For the next few weeks, you may feel the anxiousness of the notorious college waiting game as nerves build and decision time gets closer. Continue reading

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How To Manage The College Admissions Frenzy

How To Manage The College Admissions Frenzy

Students now apply to an average of a dozen universities to assure acceptance into a college because of the competitive nature of admissions. What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge? What is the … Continue reading

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Important Common App Details You May Not Know

Important Common App Details You May Not Know

Based on the difficulties of the Common Application last year, so far this year, it’s been a pretty smooth ride. However, there are a few Common App details you may not know that could save you time and aggravation. Continue reading

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