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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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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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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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College Essays and Real Life

College Essays and Real Life

College Essays and Real Life As our students rummage through brainstorm lists of potential college essay topics, real life keeps happening and experiences mount. Just this morning, we heard from a student of ours whose entire house and all belongings … Continue reading

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So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

The many online social channels have become a global information network that undoubtedly has many benefits. However, with this increased exposure, it is vital to make sure students are wise and remain safe as they post information online. At College … Continue reading

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Juniors: College Prep Spring Semester To Do List

Juniors: College Prep Spring Semester To Do List

Juniors…Here’s your college prep spring semester to do list… It’s best to start preparing for your college process early. There are so many things to consider. If you plan properly, you may even enjoy the process. Do become familiar with a personal calendar and jot these reminders down. Continue reading

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Do You Need to Select a Major Before Applying to College?

Do You Need to Select a Major Before Applying to College?

Do You Need to Select a Major Before Applying to College? Guest Post by: Alexandra, College Connections Consultant When working with a student and choosing a major, it can be on both sides of the spectrum. On one hand, I’ll … 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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Why Colleges Want Ambitious and Dynamic Students

Why Colleges Want Ambitious and Dynamic Students

The college admissions process can be overwhelming for many families considering the competitive nature of admissions as well as the many variables high school students must take into account: challenging curriculum, strong essays, excellent standardized test scores (in most cases) and remarkable recommendation letters to name a few. In addition to students presenting these factors, it is essential for students to distinguish themselves, stress their additional activities and present themselves as ambitious and dynamic students. Continue reading

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