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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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    Courses and Activities – Making Good Choices

    by  • May 11, 2016 • Blog, College Admissions, Extracurricular Activities, Making The Most Of College • 0 Comments

    This time of year, I find myself in conversations about courses and activities for the upcoming year. These are interesting discussions as students and I debate the merit of their options as they try to make decisions that make the most sense for them. My advice to them is that their high school curriculum should...

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