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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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Before a Decision

Before a Decision

It’s true that one of the hardest places to be is right before a decision. Options to weigh, pros & cons to think about and discuss, research to do and connections to make can be a few of the mind queries before a decision is made. Before a decision is made about which college to attend, several variables should be carefully reviewed 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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Get First in Admission Results

Get First in Admission Results

Students now apply to an average of a dozen universities to assure acceptance into a college because of the competitive nature of admissions. How are students empowered to take charge of their college process and become first in admission results? Work with a top college counselor from College Connections! Continue reading

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS STRATEGY

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS STRATEGY

With the number of college applications on the rise and acceptance rates on the decline, gaining admission to selective universities is becoming increasingly competitive. Many families feel the stress of the college admissions process with some universities accepting fewer than 6%.

A college admissions strategy is crucial in this competitive and selective arena. Continue reading

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Why Distance College Counseling Works

Why Distance College Counseling Works

Isn’t it true that when admission officers evaluate student applications they
really don’t know the students applying to their universities? Other than an
interview that some colleges offer, acceptance decisions are based on
transcripts, test scores (at most colleges), and
recommendations, but more importantly, a written document that is generally
submitted online, the college application.

In order for students to portray themselves in the best light, their GPA’s,
test scores, resumes, essays and recommendations must paint the best
possible picture. The demand for college admissions guidance is so widespread
that to accommodate more students, distance college counseling is necessary. Continue reading

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Deciding Which College to Attend

After all the work in writing college essays, personal statements, preparing resumes, gathering recommendations and doing all the college prep work needed, the waiting is almost over for high school seniors! College admission notices get sent out within the next few weeks and making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. Continue reading

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Why Early College Prep Is Important

Although many decisions are made during senior year, it is best to begin the college process early.

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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Avoid Senioritis

While seniors wait for admission decisions, it is essential that they focus on maintaining a strong academic record and excellent behavior. Colleges do rescind admission offers based on poor academic performance during senior year. Continue reading

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