Category Archives: Search and Selection

Early Action for the Crimson and the Tigers

Last week, two of our nations’ top schools, Harvard and Princeton, announced that they would restore early admissions policies for the class of 2016.  Specifically, both schools are going to offer single choice early action (SCEA) to applicants.  SCEA is … Continue reading

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eRecruitment and Social Media in the Admissions Process

This past Thursday (February 24, 2011), I had the pleasure of viewing the eRecruitment Web Forum for College Admission and Marketing Professionals. This really cool forum dealt with how schools are going about the admissions process online.  The internet–particularly social media–really … Continue reading

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The case for liberal arts schools

I recently wrote an article featured on College Thrive about the benefits of a liberal arts education for prospective employers.  In this article I talked about how liberal arts coursework will help you hone the broader (but vital) skills of communication, … Continue reading

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The safety…the toughest type of school to find?

A safety school, as its name implies, is supposed to be a sure-fire bet, your backup plan.  In short, no one really expects to be attending their safety school.  It is there just in case something else does not work … Continue reading

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Top 10 SAT-Optional Schools (plus 2)

Stemming from our recent discussion of students with low SATs, we decided to profile the top 10 SAT/ACT-Optional Schools. The SAT-optional movement provides a great opportunity for impressive students whose SAT scores do not correlate with their successes.  The nonprofit FairTest provides a comprehensive list … Continue reading

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My SAT’s are low…now what?

SATs are the bane of many a high school student’s existence. While we can go back and forth on the relative merits and deficiencies of standardized testing, it is the reality for college admissions. But, is you have low SATs … Continue reading

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Wednesday 12/29/10 Links

For many colleges with a deadline in January, these next few weeks will be the home-stretch of finalizing and polishing your applications.  Martha Allman, the Director of Admissions at Wake Forest, offers ten questions and answers about the admissions process … Continue reading

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