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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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Questions For Colleges Once You’re Accepted

Questions For Colleges Once You’re Accepted

Many of you may have conducted campus visits prior to being accepted and may have participated in campus tours and spent some time on campus. Now that you are accepted students you may choose to visit again or for the first time before making your decision. Once accepted, your questions may become more detail oriented. 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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Guidelines For Making The Final College Choice

Guidelines For Making The Final College Choice

The waiting is almost over as admission notices get sent out now and within the next few weeks. Making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. There are a variety of ways that each person goes about making their final college choice. Factors in selecting a college may vary from person to person. However, there are some common questions that should be taken into consideration. Here are guidelines for making the final college choice: Continue reading

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Action Steps for Early College Prep

Although many decisions are made during the 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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Why Drive to Colleges When Students Can Go Online? Guest Blog

You are just starting the college search process, and don’t know whether you want to attend a school – in a major city or in the country, and you’re not sure whether a “big” school would be “too big” for you.
You’ve started drafting your common application essay, and only now realize you could use a few pointers and a pep talk. 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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What To Do While 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. Here are some tips for keeping track of your submitted applications. Continue reading

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Making Your Final College Choice

The waiting is almost over as admission notices get sent out within the next few weeks. Making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. Here are things to keep in mind. There are a variety of ways that each … Continue reading

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Contemplating College Choices

Making a college choice is difficult whether you are choosing where to apply or where to attend. College Life is not just about fulfilling career aspirations but also about networking with like-minded people, gaining exposure to top faculty and internships … Continue reading

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