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Applying to Highly Selective Colleges – What Prospective Applicants Need to Know

One indisputable trend in college admissions is that highly selective schools continue to get more selective as numbers of applications increase. In fact, Akil Bello with FairTest first coined the phrase “Highly Rejective” as an alternative to “Highly Selective,” since many of these schools pride themselves not on how they “select” students for admission, but…
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Advice for Students Considering Engineering

With the rapidly evolving use of technology in every aspect of our lives, pursuing a degree in engineering may seem more attractive than ever. It’s also one of the most challenging fields to apply to, due to the rigorous coursework and activities needed to be a strong applicant, and the academic abilities and skills needed…
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ChatGPT: Some advice for college-bound students

Unless you have been buried under a rock, you have likely heard about ChatGPT, which stands for Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer. It’s a new artificial intelligence-based writing tool that has taken the world, and the college admissions experts, by storm. Developed by OpenAI, and currently free to experiment with, ChatGPT is a machine learning model…
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Scholarships – Are they worth applying for?

It’s common to hear a lot of vague yet encouraging words about how scholarships can help you pay for college. But the possibilities seem endless, and oftentimes out of reach or just too quirky (how about the Asparagus Club Scholarship?). How can you make sense of all the options? How can you find opportunities that…
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9 Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College

OK – So you’ve done your research, and decided that you really like a college. If you’ve read our blog on Demonstrated Interest, you know it’s important to show the college you are serious – but how? It’s easy – below are some of the ways we recommend! LOW LEVEL DEMONSTRATED INTEREST 1. Connect and…
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