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Posts tagged with: college admissions

One of the most undervalued parts of the college process is actually making a successful transition to college. The 32% of students who don’t make it to sophomore year in the United States can attest to the difficulties involved. Today,...
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US News College Rankings recently released its annual list and has come under fire for dropping Columbia from 2 to 18 after some controversy over Columbia’s misreporting of class sizes… at least, it’s come under fire from a lot of...
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Moving to college is a big change. It’s an exciting time, where you’re taking the next step in your academic career, moving away from home, and living independently for what for many will be the first time. This is naturally...
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College admissions counselors are impressed by students who spend their summers working. They can infer that you are responsible, mature, capable of making a commitment and can manage your time—all skills that will serve you well in college. The specific...
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By Lindsey Skerker, Director of College Counseling and Placement at The Craig School          In a recent article about the most expensive colleges in the US, President Brian Casey of Colgate University summed it up best: “The business model of...
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By Michelle McAnaney of The College Spy The role of standardized tests in the college admissions process has always been difficult to understand, with most people overestimating their importance at most colleges. Now, with more colleges allowing applicants to apply...
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By Diane Steiger of Matrix College Consulting If you’re a high school senior, you might be feeling like it’s application crunch time.  You also might be facing bouts of procrastination and early senioritis.  Managing your time can help you get...
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The preparation for college seems to be reaching younger and younger these days, as educational professionals say grimly, sadly shaking their heads. While the fear of anxiety may be real for young teens, that doesn’t mean the parents can’t be...
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Transitioning to college is a big task. It’s a huge change from what you know, and as you go, you’ll be leaving behind the established network of friends you have back home. But don’t worry — college will be an...
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