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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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    Why Just Submitting an Application isn’t Enough

    by  • December 10, 2015 • Blog, College Admissions, College Lists, Demonstrated Interest • 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. If...

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    Building A Strong College List

    by  • October 26, 2015 • Blog, College Lists • 0 Comments

    While high school seniors are wrapping up supplemental essays and preparing to submit applications, it’s time for the juniors to get their college search underway. And while it’s all well and good to like a college because you’ve been a fan of their basketball team or because one or more of your parents are...

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    Need Blind Versus Need Aware and Why You Should Know the Difference

    by  • May 4, 2015 • Applications, Blog, College Admissions, College Lists, EFC, Financial Aid, Paying For College • 0 Comments

    If you’re like most families, you’re concerned with how much four years of college is going to cost you. My boys are two and six years old, and I worry about it already. And while so much of the college search is focused on working through the differences between colleges to find that “right...

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    The Benefits Of Applying To Liberal Arts Colleges

    by  • February 9, 2015 • Blog, College Admissions, College Lists, Liberal Arts Colleges • 0 Comments

    Whenever I start working with a new student, I have them complete an assessment for me. I designed the assessment based on a decade plus of working with students as both an admission counselor and an academic adviser and one section focuses on college attributes: size, location, cost, campus atmosphere, etc. As we break...

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