2017 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Mar 10 12:36pm Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
2017 Regular Decision Notification Dates If you applied during the 2017 Regular Decision admissions cycle (to be members of the Class of 2021), you might be wondering when certain schools will be notifying you of their decisions. Well, wonder no more. We’ve aggregated some of those dates for our readers. And for all of those Read More Ivy Coach...
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International Universities: Potential Cost Savings

Mar 10 12:28pm College Prep Results
The cost of college is always an issue. Even families with comfortable incomes and some savings worry about how they will afford a university education in today’s market where the typical four-year degree can cost $25K / year at a … Continue reading →...
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Waiting for Decisions

Mar 10 11:39am Blog – Top Tier Admissions
These days the majority of our clients take advantage of early decision and early action application options. Odds go up dramatically in the early round, especially using the early decision binding option. Odds are doubled, for instance, at schools such […] The post Waiting for Decisions appeared first on Top Tier Admissions.
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How to Finish Your Essay with a Convincing Conclusion

Mar 10 10:30am Blog – JLV College Counseling
How to Finish Your Essay with a Convincing Conclusion - Guest Blog by Jessica Freeman...
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What to Do When Waitlisted

Mar 9 9:33pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
What the Waitlist Means Some students would rather be denied than waitlisted and I don’t blame them. For many, the college application process has been a long and protracted ordeal; with a waitlist letter, it’s going to last a few months longer with far less certainty about how it will end. Here is a little [...] The post What to Do When Waitlisted appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Prepping for Business School Exams

Mar 9 9:22pm Veritas Prep Blog
Undergraduate students who plan to apply to business school have several requirements to fulfill. One of those requirements is to Read more » The post Prepping for Business School Exams appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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Students for Fair Admissions Case

Mar 9 7:41pm Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
Students for Fair Admissions Case Students for Fair Admissions, the group that strongly opposes the practice of Affirmative Action at our nation’s universities, is on the offensive again. This time, SFFA — a group that is currently suing Harvard University — has launched a website to recruit students to join a lawsuit against the University Read More Ivy Coach...
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Parents Dish on College Admissions: Sade and Claudette

Mar 9 6:16pm College: Admission Possible
While the college admissions process can be a lot to take on for students, it can be just as hectic for their parents—the unsung heroes of admissions. Parents are key participants, helping with test prep, applications, and, of course, finances. In this series, Kaplan’s Student Brand Ambassadors interview their parents about how they got through […] The post Parents Dish on College Admissions: Sade and Claudette appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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Student Highlight: Merit Scholar, Hima Rajana

Mar 9 5:13pm Undergraduate Admission Blog
Over the past few weeks our office has hosted a group of newly admitted students who are being considered for a merit scholarship. We wanted to highlight Hima Rajana, a sophomore and scholarship recipient from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is pursuing a degree in Neuroscience with minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Computer Programming. This year, Hima is involved in the Trojan Scholars Society (TSS) as the Director of Service. Apart from TSS, Hima is involved with the USC Helenes, a spirit and service organization, serving as one of the official hostesses of the university. She is also a counselor with USC Troy Camp, a USC Dornsife Ambassador, a trip lead with Peaks and Professors, and a research assistant at the Brain and Creativity Center. In her free time, she enjoys conquering LA's mountains, dreaming up endless combinations of sweet and savory oatmeal, and looking up photos of...
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Vanderbilt University Business Minor: What you need to know

Mar 9 4:47pm The Vandy Admissions Blog
The day that many of you have been waiting for has finally arrived. After years of prospective student questions on the topic, we’re finally able to say that we do indeed have (insert drum roll here)…a business minor! This new minor, launching in fall 2017, will give students an education in the field of business that...
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Will Yale Alum Uncle Boost Early Action Odds?

Mar 9 4:05pm Ask The Dean
Question: I’ll be a senior in the fall and am thinking of applying Single Choice Early Action to Princeton. Although I have good grades and test scores and a strong resume, I know how selective the Ivy League is and I realize that there are no guarantees. So I have an uncle (my mother’s brother)... READ MORE » The post Will Yale Alum Uncle Boost Early Action Odds? appeared first on Ask The Dean.
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New and Updated AP Exam Offerings for 2017

Mar 9 3:56pm Blog – Compass Education Group
Warming temperatures remind students that the freedom of summer is right around the corner! But spring is also a crucial time to translate all of the knowledge gained throughout the...
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College Is Not Just About Getting Good Grades

Mar 9 3:30pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Before you set out to college, you are sure to receive lots of advice about studying hard and getting good grades. Yes, getting good grades is really important, and you must give due effort to working hard and earning good grades. But, it is equally important to remember that college is so much more than …...
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Should I Send News Clips With My College Applications?

Mar 9 2:50pm Ask The Dean
Question: My local newspaper wrote an article last week about my community service project. Should I send a copy of that article to all the colleges I apply to next fall? Start by reading application instructions on each college’s Web site. A few schools will insist that you send NO clippings or similar supplementary materials,... READ MORE » The post Should I Send News Clips With My College Applications? appeared first on Ask The Dean.
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The Best Way To Start Your College Semester For A Great Year Ahead

Mar 9 1:24pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
The beginning of a semester can often be the most challenging time. Most students are still in vacation mode and find it difficult to shake off that relaxed feeling and jump right into the hectic schedule of college life. However, it can be all too easy to fall behind and get caught in a never-ending …...
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Be Cool.

Mar 9 12:49pm Georgia Tech Admission Blog
I am not a big fan of having internet access on flights because it is a huge temptation for me to do work in the air. So one of my resolutions for 2017 is  to stop getting Wi-Fi on the plane. Instead, I read, write, listen to a podcast, or, depending on the length of the flight, watch a movie. With young kids and a wife who is the romantic comedy queen, it’s a rare thing to get to watch whatever I want to watch. Chaos Around You… Last week I was flying to Virginia and watched 13 Hours. It’s a super violent, super intense movie about an attack in Libya on two US compounds/outposts. The movie starts with a US special ops contractor flying into Benghazi.  Upon leaving the airport they immediately run into a road block and are boxed in by heavily armed and aggressive rebel fighters. It’s heated and confrontational. Guns are drawn and everyone is yelling at them in Arab...
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SAT Subject Tests: Which Exams You Should Take and When to Take Them

Mar 8 10:21pm Veritas Prep Blog
A majority of colleges require or recommend taking at least two SAT Subject Tests, but they do not usually advise Read more » The post SAT Subject Tests: Which Exams You Should Take and When to Take Them appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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What Employers Want from College Grads

Mar 8 9:42pm CollegeBasics.com Blog
Employers are interested in skills. The first skill they look for is knowledge in their area of employment, what you learned at your university. That’s what gets you on the door. But, there are other skills learned from a university experience beyond the classroom that can be helpful for employment. Here are other skills employers […]...
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A Day in the Life of a College Admissions Officer, Plus Financial Planning for Four Years of College

Mar 8 8:22pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
The latest episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation focused on following a day in the life of a college admissions officer and financial planning for all four years of college. Behind the Scenes of the Admissions Reading Process For some people, the first few months of the year are for making (and breaking) [...] The post A Day in the Life of a College Admissions Officer, Plus Financial Planning for Four Years of College appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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What Do We Get? 3.8.17

Mar 8 5:34pm The College Planning Blog
By Peter Van Buskirk It is late in the admission process at many colleges and the question, “What do we get?” can be heard repeatedly as applications are reviewed one last time to determine who will make the “final cut.” Faced with the prospect of having to choose between an abundance of academically able students, [...]...
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Four Community College Graduates Who Went on to Become World-Famous

Mar 8 3:45pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Attending community college gives students a huge benefit in terms of lower tuition fees. But despite the thought that they could greatly reduce college costs and potential debt, many students don’t even consider going to a community college. There are many myths surrounding community colleges that get in the way of the real benefits they …...
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Optimize Your Sleep: 5 Tips for Falling Asleep Faster and Sleeping Better

Mar 8 3:38pm Blog – College Info Geek
Do you remember the last time you had a really good night's sleep? If you're in college, it may have been awhile. College students aren't exactly known for their amazing sleep habits. People brag about caffeine-fueled all-nighters and only needing two hours of sleep a night. But despite what you might like to think, there's no substitute for good quality sleep. Sleep is like an oil change for your body. Just as fresh oil keeps your car's engine running cleanly and smoothly, so does a good night's sleep keep your body in top running condition. Sleep rebuilds muscle, regulates your metabolism, and helps you stay focused. Also, it's an integral part of the learning process. Since learning is basically your full-time job as a college student, getting excellent sleep is a must. Most of us kind of suck at sleeping, despite it being something we've done every night for our entire lives. Even...
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Applications for Part-Time Classroom Studies and Readmission are Now Open!

Mar 8 2:24pm Admissions Blog – UNC Admissions
We’re pleased to announce that the online applications for Part-Time Classroom Studies and Readmission are now... The post Applications for Part-Time Classroom Studies and Readmission are Now Open! appeared first on UNC Admissions.
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Our Secret Weapon for Dramatically Improving SAT or ACT Scores

Mar 8 12:17pm Blog - Streamline Tutors
To see a significant change in your SAT or ACT score, you need to fundamentally change your abilities in critical thinking and reading, not just learn memorization techniques and test shortcuts.
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Secret Weapon for Dramatically Improving SAT or ACT Scores

Mar 8 12:17pm Blog - Streamline Tutors
To see a significant change in your SAT or ACT score, you need to fundamentally change your abilities in critical thinking and reading, not just learn memorization techniques and test shortcuts.
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How to Handle a College Not Accepting You

Mar 8 10:48am Blog – JLV College Counseling
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[Video] Advice on Honors vs College Prep Classes

Mar 7 8:55pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
Many high schoolers are in the midst of planning their class schedule for the upcoming school year, and this course selection can come with a lot of anxiety.  Students and the parents wonder if it is better to take more challenging courses, with the risk of earning lower grades, or play it safe with the [...] The post [Video] Advice on Honors vs College Prep Classes appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Applying to Business School

Mar 7 7:07pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
Applying to Business School Thinking of applying to business school for an MBA? There’s an excellent piece we came across on “Yahoo News” by Catherine Rice that we figured we’d share with our MBA candidates for admission. The piece, entitled “An MBA recruiter explains what too many people get wrong about applying to business school,” Read More Ivy Coach...
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The Best Ways to Study and Practice Vocabulary for the GRE Exam

Mar 7 6:56pm Veritas Prep Blog
The Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, contains three sections. One of those sections tests a student’s verbal reasoning skills. Within Read more » The post The Best Ways to Study and Practice Vocabulary for the GRE Exam appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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Dartmouth Class of 2021 Applications

Mar 7 4:22pm Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
Dartmouth Class of 2021 Applications Ivy Coach appears today on the pages of America’s oldest college newspaper, “The Dartmouth.” In a piece by Joyce Lee entitled “College receives 20,021 applications for Class of 2021,” Ivy Coach Founder Bev Taylor offers insight into year-to-year fluctuations in applications to highly selective colleges like Dartmouth. She also offers an Read More Ivy Coach...
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My New Comfort Zone

Mar 7 2:58pm NYU Admissions Blog
It’s been three years, and sometimes I still find it hard to believe that I ended up at NYU. You see, NYU wasn’t originally on my list of colleges at all. Every other college I applied to was in my hometown … Continue reading →...
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The Unspoken Word Among Students: Plagiarism

Mar 7 11:00am Parents Countdown to College Coach
  We always use the word “ethical” if we want to describe something what is right, made or done according to rules and involves some moral values. Why then should we refer plagiarism to ethical issues too? Let us specify what plagiarism is. There are several activities that are referred to the notion: substantial copy-paste, […]...
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Pick B for Boris: What Is a Scaled Score?

Mar 7 10:29am College: Admission Possible
In my last entry, I debunked the myth that the ACT is easier than the SAT. A central component of my explanation was the fact that both tests are scored on a scale. I didn’t have the space last week to get into the gritty details of scaled scoring, so I’m going to do that […] The post Pick B for Boris: What Is a Scaled Score? appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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Quarter Wit, Quarter Wisdom: When Can You Divide by a Variable?

Mar 6 10:04pm Veritas Prep Blog
We have often come across test takers confused about division by a variable. When is it allowed, when is it Read more » The post Quarter Wit, Quarter Wisdom: When Can You Divide by a Variable? appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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School Spotlight: Ohio Wesleyan University

Mar 6 9:14pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each [...] The post School Spotlight: Ohio Wesleyan University appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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How Can College Students Make Extra Money?

Mar 6 2:06pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Life as a college student is not all rainbows and sunshine. Juggling between personal commitments, deadlines, and ever mounting work pressure gradually takes a toll on the young minds. There’s so much to manage, from food to lodging and expenses, and you have to do it all alone, mostly. It is during the time of …...
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Scholarship Opportunity for Students from Eastern N.C.

Mar 6 1:39pm Admissions Blog – UNC Admissions
Are you an admitted or enrolled student at UNC from Pitt County, N.C.? If so, you... The post Scholarship Opportunity for Students from Eastern N.C. appeared first on UNC Admissions.
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Tips For Finding The Right Summer Program

Mar 6 12:28pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Enrolling in a summer program offers you the wonderful opportunity to do investigate potential majors, explore current interests more deeply, expand your horizons and gain valuable experience that can help you make better choices. These tips can help you find the right summer program for you. Consider your goals – If you are considering a …...
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Ive been waitlisted now what?

Mar 6 10:30am Blog – JLV College Counseling
I've been waitlisted... now what?...
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10 Tips for Writing College Admissions Worthy Essays

Mar 6 10:00am Parents Countdown to College Coach
  The average American student attends school 180 days each year. Multiply that by 12 years and, by the time you graduate, you get 2,160 compulsory school days. You would think after all that reading, writing, studying, test-taking, and amassing of extracurricular and civic engagements that writing a college admissions essay would be a breeze. […]...
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Do You Have to Be an Expert to Start a Blog? (Ep. 149)

Mar 6 7:00am Blog – College Info Geek
In the internet age, we have unprecedented power to share our knowledge and thoughts with the world through blogs, podcasts, videos, or a mass of robotic carrier pigeons. But what if you don’t feel like you’re qualified to share anything? In this episode, we’ll talk a bit about how much you should know before starting […] RSS is cool and all, but you can also view the original post here: Do You Have to Be an Expert to Start a Blog? (Ep. 149)...
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Scholarship Spotlight: Flavor of the Month Scholarship

Mar 5 10:04am The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your [...] The post Scholarship Spotlight: Flavor of the Month Scholarship appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Donors to Harvard

Mar 4 4:12pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
Donors to Harvard Donors to Harvard might read this one with some intrigue. There was a riveting piece in “The New York Times” by Stephanie Saul earlier this week about the unenviable position Harvard finds itself in as a court attempts to discern the assets of an influential donor to the university. Harvard University, Read More Ivy Coach...
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Is It Safe to Study in the USA?

Mar 4 8:33am The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
Sending your child off to college can be nerve-wracking for any parent, whether that campus is 20 minutes away from home or a two-hour plane ride. There is the inevitable push and pull of giving your child the space and opportunity to venture out on his own and simultaneously ensuring appropriate safety nets. But what [...] The post Is It Safe to Study in the USA? appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Scholarship Saturday March 4, 2017

Mar 4 8:25am Blog – JLV College Counseling
This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 54 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!...
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GMAT Tip of the Week: Evolving Your GMAT Quant Score with Help from The Evolution Of Rap

Mar 3 7:25pm Veritas Prep Blog
If it’s March, it must be Hip Hop Month at the GMAT Tip of the Week space, where this year Read more » The post GMAT Tip of the Week: Evolving Your GMAT Quant Score with Help from The Evolution Of Rap appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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Guest Blog: Politics at USC and in Los Angeles

Mar 3 5:06pm Undergraduate Admission Blog
Presidential debate watch party, phone banking for Secretary Clinton, panel discussion on the role of the media in politics, and a Bernie Sanders rally–all in one week.  True, USC may be no historical hotbed of political protest like UC Berkeley and Los Angeles may be no Washington DC, but as a student, a wealth of political opportunities on and off campus lies at a finger’s touch.
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3 Ways to Learn More About the Student/Faculty Relationship at Vanderbilt

Mar 3 2:30pm The Vandy Admissions Blog
“What kind of interaction do Vanderbilt students have with faculty?” That’s a question that we in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hear frequently from prospective students and their families. Admissions officers can go on and on about our impressive statistics and rankings – like our 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio and our #10 Best Undergraduate Teaching ranking...
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How to Plan a College Visit

Mar 3 12:23pm Parents Countdown to College Coach
This article was originally published at fix.com and is republished here with permission. If you have a child who is a junior or senior in high school, you may be thinking about selecting a college or university. The best way for teens to get to know their options (and to see firsthand what university is […]...
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How to Get Good Grades and Enjoy Your Student Life

Mar 3 11:58am Blog – JLV College Counseling
How to Get Good Grades and Enjoy Your Student Life - Guest Blog by Linda Jellison...
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Proven Ways to Simplify Your Life as a College Student

Mar 3 11:51am Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Being a university student will be one of the most fun experiences of your life, you will be receiving an education not just on your chosen subjects but also on life in what it likely to be your first venture into the real world. College life isn’t always easy however, balancing studying with your social …...
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Train Your Brain During Kaplans March SAT Prepathon

Mar 3 10:14am College: Admission Possible
Since the SAT test change in 2016, more and more students are applying to schools with their high test scores in tow—and many of the most competitive schools are reporting a record number of applications for the upcoming school year. While students around the country are getting on their mark and getting set for SAT […] The post Train Your Brain During Kaplan’s March SAT Prepathon appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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Value of the Liberal Arts

Mar 2 7:02pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
Value of the Liberal Arts Curious about the value of the liberal arts — and a liberal arts education? Count renowned entrepreneur and tech guru Mark Cuban among the supports of the liberal arts. Michael Jackson may have believed that children are our future and Mark Cuban likely doesn’t disagree but he also believes the liberal arts Read More Ivy Coach...
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Campus Visit Planning 101

Mar 2 3:39pm Georgia Tech Admission Blog
Even though we just entered March, spring has sprung here in Atlanta. As we approach Georgia Tech’s RD decision release, Rick is taking a week off from blogging (and very much “on” when it comes to reviewing applications and all-day committee review sessions). This week we wrap up our series on campus visits with guest blogger Elyse Lawson, who works directly with campus visits on a daily basis. Elyse joins us to share her tips on how to make the most of your time on campus, from the scheduling process until the time you get home. Welcome, Elyse!  Why Visit? Studies consistently show the campus visit is the most influential source in deciding not only where to apply, but ultimately where to attend school, so take advantage of the opportunity to visit college campuses that interest you! But before you step on campus, be sure you properly prepare and use the appropriat...
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Film School is Overrated

Mar 2 3:27pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
Film School is Overrated When students come to us interested in applying to film schools, they’re often surprised that the first thing we say to them goes something like this: “You do know that you don’t need to go to film school to be successful in Hollywood, right? And you do know that it Read More Ivy Coach...
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Negotiating Scholarships & Spotlight on the University of California System

Mar 2 1:53pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
On the latest episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, guest host Sally Ganga turned her attention to California, with a double segment on the University of California system. She finished the show with a finance segment on the ever-popular topic of negotiating scholarship offers from colleges. Admissions at the University of California System [...] The post Negotiating Scholarships & Spotlight on the University of California System appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Personal Development Part 4: Learning to Trust Your Instincts

Mar 2 12:50pm College: Admission Possible
Throughout school and whatever career you choose, there is always more to learn and someone more experienced to learn from. While you should continue to humbly seek advice and guidance from those more seasoned medical professionals, don’t underestimate the importance of learning to trust your instincts. Once you watch and learn from others, you assimilate […] The post Personal Development Part 4: Learning to Trust Your Instincts appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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Credit Card Fraud Stats Protect Yourself from Being Scammed

Mar 2 12:27pm Blog – JLV College Counseling
Credit Card Fraud Stats - Protect Yourself from Being Scammed...
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Take the 2017 MBA Applicant Survey and Win $500!

Mar 2 11:34am Veritas Prep Blog
The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) has just launched its annual MBA applicant survey. By filling it out Read more » The post Take the 2017 MBA Applicant Survey and Win $500! appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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Too Late to Apply for Accommodations on the SAT and ACT?

Mar 2 11:25am Blog - Streamline Tutors
In many cases, parents don’t even realize their students have a learning difficulty. They might just assume their student is a “poor test-taker,” without realizing there’s a legitimate reason why. Learning difficulties can be hard to detect, especially when high levels of intelligence mask underlying struggles with attention or processing.
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