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    How Applications are Read

    by  • May 18, 2017 • Applications, Blog, College Admissions • 0 Comments

    All too often I hear students talk about their grades and test scores as they hope to gain admission to one of the super-selective colleges. And while strong grades and outstanding test scores are absolutely important aspects of the process, they are far from the only ones. Admissions counselors across the country will read...

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    Making Sure Your Teacher Recommendations Matter

    by  • April 20, 2017 • Blog, Recommendations • 0 Comments

    One of the most overlooked aspects of the college application process is teacher recommendations. Very typically I hear students say they’ll just pick the teacher who they really like or the teacher who’s known for writing great recommendations. And while it’s nice to have teachers who like you and who are known for writing...

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    Why Just Submitting an Application isn’t Enough

    by  • March 30, 2017 • Applications, Blog, College Admissions, College Lists, Making The Most Of College • 0 Comments

    Frequently I find students applying to too many colleges. They think there’s some underlying mathematical equation that says the more colleges you apply to, the greater your chances are of being admitted to one. Unfortunately, it’s just not true. Especially with the more selective schools that sit atop the various sets of rankings and...

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