Lets Walk Together and Thrive@Carolina!

May 10 3:00pm Admissions Blog – UNC Admissions
As you begin to think about what your Carolina experience could be like, you might be... The post Let’s Walk Together and Thrive@Carolina! appeared first on UNC Admissions.
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Key Questions to Ask Your Student Before College

May 10 2:52pm Parents Countdown to College Coach
  As a loving parent, aiding your child’s educational development is a priority at all times. Helping them gain the strongest foothold in college is undoubtedly the greatest support you could ever provide. Rather than forcing them, though, it’s imperative that your child gains the motivation and traits needed to do it for themselves. Here […]...
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Best Strategies for Taking College Entrance Exams

May 10 1:02pm CollegeBasics.com Blog
One class has now been accepted to college. But, already the high school seniors-to-be are thinking about next year’s college applications. Part of that process is taking one or both of the major College Entrance Exams, the ACT or the SAT. Here are some tips to be successful on your SATs and ACTS, whether or […]...
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College Admit Weekends

May 10 12:36pm Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
College Admit Weekends There was recently an outstanding editorial on Stanford’s prospective student weekend on the pages of “The Stanford Daily” by a Stanford  undergraduate Lily Zheng that we figured we’d bring to the attention of our readers. Her piece, entitled “The Stanford that profros don’t see” discusses how the image of Stanford that Read More Ivy Coach...
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[Video] How Do We Start the College Application Process?

May 9 4:41pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
The college application process may have just wrapped up for high school seniors, but, for underclassmen, the fun is just beginning.  With nearly 4,000 colleges to choose from in the United States, how can a high school student even begin narrowing down his options? Check out this advice on starting the college search process from [...] The post [Video] How Do We Start the College Application Process? appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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What to Expect from Possible ACT Essay Prompts

May 9 1:24pm Veritas Prep Blog
Today, many students choose to write the optional ACT essay. Some write it because a Writing section score is required Read more » The post What to Expect from Possible ACT Essay Prompts appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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Colleges Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2017

May 9 11:19am Blog – JLV College Counseling
Over 500 colleges are still accepting applications for the fall.
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American College Consultants

May 9 11:16am Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
American College Consultants We understand that when you’re in the market for car insurance, you’ll call around to figure out who offers the best, most affordable coverage. Maybe it’s Geico. Oh wait, maybe it’s Allstate. Decisions, decisions. We Americans live in a free market and we personally wouldn’t have it any other way. Read More Ivy Coach...
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5 Tips for Battling Senioritis

May 9 10:41am College: Admission Possible
Seniors, this is it—your final year of high school. Except now, you’re not only focusing on managing your course load, but college admissions as well. There’s a lot to juggle, from college applications and essay-writing to collecting letters of recommendation and possibly studying for the SAT or ACT one last time. And this is on […] The post 5 Tips for Battling Senioritis appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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School Spotlight: Chapman University

May 8 9:03pm 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: Chapman University appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Ace the ACT with our 30-Day Plan

May 8 4:06pm Blog – Top Tier Admissions
By: Amy Dulan “Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” -Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Sound familiar? Preparing for the ACT can sometimes feel like […] The post Ace the ACT with our 30-Day Plan appeared first on Top Tier Admissions.
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Quarter Wit, Quarter Wisdom: The 3-Step Method to Solving Complex GMAT Algebra Problems

May 8 3:23pm Veritas Prep Blog
If you have been practicing GMAT questions for a while, you will realize that not every question can be solved Read more » The post Quarter Wit, Quarter Wisdom: The 3-Step Method to Solving Complex GMAT Algebra Problems appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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The Stresses of Admissions

May 8 2:57pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
The Stresses of Admissions There’s a nice editorial up on “The Huffington Post” by Bryan Behar about what it’s like to go through the highs and lows of the college admissions process as a parent. The piece, entitled “Me and the College Admissions Process (One Year Later),” details the journey of a father as his Read More Ivy Coach...
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Class of 2021: Get Connected to the Right Classes

May 8 2:51pm Admissions Blog – UNC Admissions
Pop quiz! What do Yoga, Nascar, and Japanese Myths have in common? They’re all topics discussed... The post Class of 2021: Get Connected to the Right Classes appeared first on UNC Admissions.
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Success Story! Saying No to a Dream College

May 8 2:09pm The College Solution
Last month I heard from many parents agonizing about whether to let their teenagers attend their dream colleges. These dream colleges were inevitably highly selective to elite universities which cost $65,000 to $70,000 a year! I don’t believe any college or universities is worth paying that kind of money! My most recent blog post, which […] The post Success Story! Saying No to a Dream College appeared first on The College Solution.
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Need Help With Your Scholarship Search? Jump on Twitter!

May 8 2:02pm Parents Countdown to College Coach
  Need help with your scholarship search? I’m a Twitter fanatic. I hopped on the bandwagon early and I’ve been using it ever since. If you aren’t on there, you should be. If you want your student to find and apply for scholarships, you most definitely should be. Scholarship sites tweet daily about current and […]...
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Preparing Your Student for a Medical Career

May 8 12:18pm Parents Countdown to College Coach
  Parents want to help their kids do everything they can to achieve their goals in life. And there is no goal more important than getting the career of their dreams. There are a few career paths that children show an interest in from a very early age, including writing, teaching, and veterinary sciences. But […]...
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How to Create an Exercise Routine and Stick to It (Ep. 158)

May 8 7:00am Blog – College Info Geek
Today’s the day. The day you finally show the world your corporeal might and start your new exercise regimen. Unfortunately, as much as you’d love to head on over to the gym for a healthy serving of squats and oats, you can’t help but notice a few things: You’re busy this morning You really didn’t […] RSS is cool and all, but you can also view the original post here: How to Create an Exercise Routine… and Stick to It (Ep. 158)...
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Scholarship Spotlight: The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship

May 7 8:33pm 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: The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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2017 College Commencement Speakers

May 7 1:42pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
2017 College Commencement Speakers It’s nearing that time of year — commencement season. And so, in keeping with our annual tradition, let’s break down the who’s who of commencement speakers. Which universities landed a high profile speaker and which offered the slot to someone few have ever heard of? Wonder no longer because “US News Read More Ivy Coach...
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Claims About Highly Selective College Admissions

May 6 1:15pm Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
Claims About Highly Selective College Admissions We came across a piece up on “Psych Central” by Rebecca Zwick that includes some claims about highly selective college admissions followed by her own thoughts and analysis on these very assertions. There are certain parts of Zwick’s analysis of these claims that we agree with and while some of Read More Ivy Coach...
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Scholarship Saturday May 6, 2017

May 6 8:30am Blog – JLV College Counseling
This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 110 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!...
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BS/MD Results for 2017

May 5 5:17pm College Admissions Counseling
Every year we get requests to post where our students have been accepted. These results are not complete because some students prefer not to have their admissions listed but it should give a representative sample of how our students did in the admissions process this year. These are the BS/MD admissions only. We also had...Continue Reading > RSS Feed Content © Todd Johnson, Kelley Johnson and College Admissions Partners BS/MD Results for 2017...
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How to Create an Interesting Art Portfolio for Your College Application

May 5 11:02am Blog – JLV College Counseling
A small guide on creating a good art portfolio for your college application - Guest blog by Isabella Foreman...
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Chinese Students and TOEFL Scandal

May 5 9:41am Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
Chinese Students and TOEFL Scandal Highly selective American universities ask for TOEFL scores from students applying from other countries where English is not the native language (and from non-native English speakers attending high school in the U.S. too). Indeed many highly selective schools have minimum TOEFL requirements. But even if a particular school doesn’t have Read More Ivy Coach...
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Flag Your Way to a Better GRE Score

May 4 7:56pm Veritas Prep Blog
In each section of the GRE, there are two important strategic considerations: 1) Each question counts the same: Getting stuck Read more » The post Flag Your Way to a Better GRE Score appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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Will My Courses Transfer?

May 4 6:28pm Undergraduate Admission Blog
If you look up the word “articulation,” you’ll find a good number of definitions...none of which explain what articulation means in the transfer admission process. So what are we talking about when we say articulation? And how does it affect you?...
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Transferring from Community College to a Four-Year School

May 4 3:40pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
Will attending a community college hurt my application if I want to transfer to a prestigious four-year college? Here at College Coach we get this question a lot. I recently talked to a father whose son was a senior in high school and although it was October, his son had made no strides in researching [...] The post Transferring from Community College to a Four-Year School appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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How to Work Hard Play Hard this Summer

May 4 1:27pm College: Admission Possible
Though it can be tempting to devote your entire summer to relaxation, it’s important to regain a sense of equilibrium. This does not mean spending all summer in bed; neither does it mean getting a full-time job. Rather, strive to spend equal amounts being productive and being restful. That way, come the fall, you will […] The post How to Work Hard Play Hard this Summer appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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How To Help Improve Public Education While Earning Your Degree

May 4 12:00pm Peterson's Blog
One of the best ways to prepare for a rewarding career is to complete a degree program in your chosen field. Whether you are planning to pursue a career in education or just have a desire to help people reach their full potential, students can promote higher education in a variety of ways. Consider these helpful tips to advocate higher education as an important necessity in today’s competitive economy. Higher Education Websites Creating a website to promote higher education is an excellent way to inform the general public about the advantages of earning a college More…...
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Dartmouth College Yield

May 4 9:46am Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
Dartmouth College Yield For the Dartmouth Class of 2021, 61\% of students have chosen to attend the College on the Hill — with the lone pine above her and the loyal ones who love her. 61\% marks the highest yield for Dartmouth in a quarter of a century, which incidentally is how long Read More Ivy Coach...
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When Should You Hire an MBA Admissions Consultant?

May 3 8:44pm Veritas Prep Blog
Applying for a graduate degree in business, better known as an MBA, is arguably one of the more involved processes Read more » The post When Should You Hire an MBA Admissions Consultant? appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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Wait List Update #1

May 3 7:04pm NYU Admissions Blog
Now that May 1 has passed, it appears that while we met our enrollment goal for the Class of 2021, we do have some capacity to accommodate additional offers of admission, with the understanding that not every student who has confirmed … Continue reading →...
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Road Trip! Get the Most Out of College Visits: May College Planning Tips 5.3.17

May 3 4:07pm The College Planning Blog
By Peter Van Buskirk As the school year winds down, thousands of families are gearing up to start the college search and selection process in earnest. For many, the process includes plans to visit college campuses. The questions that often arise, however, are “When is the best time to visit?” and “What should we expect [...]...
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Early Admission: A Strategic Move to Consider

May 3 3:10pm Blog - Streamline Tutors
Deciding whether or not to apply for early admissions can be challenging. Should you commit to a single school through Early Decision? Does early admissions really make a difference in your overall chances of being accepted? Here’s what you need to know.
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Youre my blue sky, youre my sunny day!

May 3 12:46pm Georgia Tech Admission Blog
Last week I flew out on a cloudy, rainy, windy day. As we taxied on the runway, raindrops skimmed down the windows. The turbulence on the way up was fairly severe, and the woman next to me, who I never met, grabbed my arm and buried her head in my shoulder. Awkward? Absolutely. But after a few minutes we burst through the clouds into blue skies. It was amazing. Bright, warm sunshine came beaming through the windows. My new friend looked out, smiled, and then looked back at me and said, “Thank you. I’m sorry. I hate flying.”  “No problem,” I replied. “Happy to help.” I’ve had this experience before (not the stranger on the shoulder thing, but the bursting through the clouds part), and I truly love it. It’s uplifting and inspiring. There’s something magical and empowering in leaving behind rough weather and cruising into the clear, open sky. No matter how old you are, we all have our fears, our day-to-day problems, and our nagging concerns. Some people may hide these fears well, but deep down we’re all anxious or uncertain or stressed on some level. Maybe it’s an upcoming exam or a turbulent relationship. Maybe it’s a big […]...
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Coalition Application Essays: What are they?

May 3 12:45pm Educational Consultant and College Planner | Great College Advice
Mark introduces the essay topics from the Coalition Application for 2017-2018.
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Good College Writing Skills

May 3 11:52am CollegeBasics.com Blog
Writing well is one of the most important skills used in higher education. Unfortunately, many high school students still make writing mistakes that are unacceptable as they transition into college. Here are some writing tips that will help you avoid writing errors and improve your writing communication for college. 1. Avoid Grammatical Errors – The […]...
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May 2017 Newsletter

May 3 11:27am Blog – JLV College Counseling
Helpful hints for students as they are preparing for college.
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Congratulations to an American Veteran

May 3 11:19am Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
Congratulations to an American Veteran Ivy Coach is deeply proud to be in the service of America’s veterans. Each year, we work with a select set of veterans on a pro bono basis and help them earn admission to the highly selective colleges of their dreams. These are men and women who have sacrificed so Read More Ivy Coach...
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MIT and Caltech Admissions, Applying to College as a Student on the Autism Spectrum, and Summer Jobs

May 3 11:02am The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
On the latest episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, host Sally Ganga welcomed three guests to discuss: admissions to Caltech and MIT, considerations for applying to college as a student on the autism spectrum, and the benefits of having a summer job. Caltech and MIT Admissions Sally first welcomed College Coach admission expert [...] The post MIT and Caltech Admissions, Applying to College as a Student on the Autism Spectrum, and Summer Jobs appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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SAT Quotes to Keep You Focused and Driven as You Approach Test Day

May 2 8:12pm Veritas Prep Blog
Are you in the process of preparing for the SAT? Perhaps you’re completing practice algebra problems each day as you Read more » The post SAT Quotes to Keep You Focused and Driven as You Approach Test Day appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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How to Remain Calm During Final Exams

May 2 12:52pm College: Admission Possible
Finals are upon us. Whether you’re a freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior; you’re likely concerned about how final exams can make or break your semester. Don’t let this temporary pressure break you, instead, take charge and take the steps to doing well on final exams. Rest assured, while final exams hold a significant portion of […] The post How to Remain Calm During Final Exams appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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Student who got Great College Advice on essays talks about his experience

May 2 12:49pm Educational Consultant and College Planner | Great College Advice
One of Mark's students who got accepted to his first choice college reflects on the process of writing his college essays.
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Veteran Friendly Colleges

May 2 12:47pm Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
Veteran Friendly Colleges As the veterans we work with at Ivy Coach learn of their college acceptances, we figured we’d share with our readers a Top 10 list of veteran-friendly colleges. And to our readers (and Brown administrators) who know we’ve been tough in the past on the Providence, Rhode Island-based university, congratulations Read More Ivy Coach...
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Tricks of the Trade: 4 Masters Degrees You Should Consider for Your Trade Career

May 2 11:00am Peterson's Blog
If you are interested in getting involved in a career with no desire to be an immediate slave to student debt, you are in luck. There are a number of high paying trading jobs where you can get paid to learn on the job. Then, you will be set loose into a valued and needed trade career with a high paying salary. With the overflow on campuses, the declining output of useful talent, campuses becoming more like political activist headquarters and professors trading in professionalism by deciding to bring personal politics into their classrooms and More…...
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How Do I Get a Visa to Study in the United States?

May 2 10:17am The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
Congratulations! You have been accepted to study in the United States! Last year, over one million international students studied in the U.S. in a variety programs—from a six-month certificate to graduate-level work. Students pursued a diverse range of fields, including business, engineering, math and computer sciences, social sciences, and physical and life sciences. As a [...] The post How Do I Get a Visa to Study in the United States? appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Which is Worse to Encounter on a GMAT Question: Median or Mean?

May 1 10:44pm Veritas Prep Blog
Hypothetically speaking, given a choice between a question on median and one on mean, which would you choose? (Not that Read more » The post Which is Worse to Encounter on a GMAT Question: Median or Mean? appeared first on Veritas Prep Blog.
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School Spotlight: Oglethorpe University

May 1 4:12pm 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: Oglethorpe University appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Andrea Aronson Offers Great College Advice in New Jersey and Beyond!

May 1 1:00pm Educational Consultant and College Planner | Great College Advice
Andrea Aronson offers Great College Advice? Who says? Parents and students who have worked with her.
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National College Reply Day

May 1 12:52pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
National College Reply Day Happy National Reply Day! Or National College Decision Day. Whatever you may call it. Oh wait, is this not a holiday you celebrate annually in your family? Who doesn’t celebrate National Reply Day? We don’t get to celebrate Christmas or Chanukah because we’re busy helping students with their college applications Read More Ivy Coach...
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May 2017 DoSomething Scholarships

May 1 10:35am Blog – JLV College Counseling
Do you want to make a difference? DoSomething has many great campaigns to make a difference and you could win a scholarship!...
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Congrats to the Class of 2021: College Acceptances

May 1 9:32am Blog – Admitster
We’re so proud of all our seniors and their accomplishments. Our growing list of  acceptances represent a range of colleges and universities, but share one common trait: they are all our client’s  top-choice schools! Through hard work (and some advice along the way), here is a list of where our seniors have earned their place... Read more...
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How to Build a Good Relationship With Your Professor (Ep. 157)

May 1 7:00am Blog – College Info Geek
We’ve talked a lot about the power of networking. Networking is powerful enough to land you job opportunities, friends, respect in your field, or maybe even a letter of recommendation from your favorite professor. But wait: you’ve never even spoken to your favorite professor. You’re also late to almost every class, and you usually just […] RSS is cool and all, but you can also view the original post here: How to Build a Good Relationship With Your Professor (Ep. 157)...
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Scholarship Spotlight: Make it with Wool

Apr 30 8:22pm 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: Make it with Wool appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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From Goat Herding to MIT

Apr 30 2:30pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
From Goat Herding to MIT There was a terrific Anderson Cooper piece tonight on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that featured the story of a young man, Mubarik Mohamoud, a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who escaped from a life of herding goats and is now studying electrical engineering at one of the finest universities Read More Ivy Coach...
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Am I Bribing the Admissions Committee?

Apr 30 1:31pm Ask The Dean
Question: I am on a waiting list at a college that I really want to attend and which does seem to take a number of students off the list every year. In my application I talked about my home-made candy business. If I were to send the admission office a little box of my candies,... READ MORE » The post Am I Bribing the Admissions Committee? appeared first on Ask The Dean.
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Admissions Repercussions of Senior-Year Move

Apr 30 12:56pm Ask The Dean
Question: My daughter, a junior in high school, holds leadership roles in more than 4 clubs at her current school, but we may have to move to another state, how much will that affect her college application? Switching high schools (and home states) in 12th grade can be tough on many teenagers who never quite... READ MORE » The post Admissions Repercussions of Senior-Year Move appeared first on Ask The Dean.
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BIG Testing Week Ahead Top Tiers Test Day Check List

Apr 30 11:13am Blog – Top Tier Admissions
This is a BIG week with May SAT/Subject Tests on Saturday, May 6th and the first week of AP exams. You Got This!! Now, focus and go after it. TEST DAY CHECK LIST We’ve created a great visual below for […] The post BIG Testing Week Ahead –Top Tier’s Test Day Check List appeared first on Top Tier Admissions.
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