Tag Archives: Admissions

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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AP Environmental Science Overview

Continuing on the theme of self-studying for AP classes, we are going to take a look at the AP Environmental Science (APES for short) exam.  There still are a few months left to study for AP exams, so we hope … 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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Happy New Year 2011

New Years is a time when people try to make changes in their lives.  They want to lose 20 pounds or start reading the newspaper everyday. College admissions is no different especially because this is the “homestretch” for any seniors … 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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Well-Rounded Vs. Focused

It is the one of the most confounding questions in college admissions these days; is it better to be a well-rounded applicant? Or to have a focus in one area? Should I play a varsity sport, have numerous distinctions concerning … Continue reading

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