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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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Tips for Learning About Colleges Online

The Internet is a wonderful and horrible place for research. All the information you could ever want is right at your fingertips, but distractions abound – emails arriving, new posts on social media, the latest sports updates, just to name a few. To make it worse, most websites are loaded with links to other pages,…
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7 Possible Reasons for Unexpected Rejections

A rejection letter, especially from one of your “Possible” or “Likely” schools, can leave you scratching your head and wondering WHY? Why was your classmate with similar grades admitted, while you were not? When dealing with the frustration of rejections, it’s helpful to keep in mind that admissions officers are often making tough decisions based…
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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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How About a Gap Year?

I’ve seen it time and time again – motivated high school students who have always planned to attend college, but reach senior year feeling they are not ready – yet. In some cases, they aren’t quite prepared to leave the “nest” and be on their own. In other cases, they are simply burned out and…
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Who’s Reading Your Essay?

Here’s a visualization exercise I use with students before they start their college admissions essays: Imagine a college admissions representative. I’ll say it’s a woman in her late 30’s, but you can visualize anyone you want. It’s mid-February, at 9 pm on a weeknight. She’s sitting at a desk with a pen in her hand…
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