Category Archives: Written by Will

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 College Visit (And Why it Matters!)

The college visit is a key part of the admissions process.  You, along with your . . . competition (for lack of a better word) will wait in a the lobby of the admissions office. You all will pretend to … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

The admissions process is full of questions and uncertainties.   Certain questions come up more than once.  In the past few months we have compiled some questions concerns we have heard or seen discussed online.  If helpful, forward these to … 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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15 Admissions terms YOU need to know!

The admissions process is an all at once pertinent, challenging, and mysterious process.  In this, the process has its own jargon and terminology.  Terms like “early action,” “safety,” and “hook” will be thrown into casual conversation by parents, guidance counselors, … 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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