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Aidan Sullivan

Getting to know the Coalition Application

March 21, 2017, Posted In Admissions Overview
Aidan

In September 2015, an alternative to the Common Application was announced: the Coalition for Access & Affordability. While still in its infancy, the Coalition is important for students and parents to understand because it will launch in Fall 2017. The goal of the Coalition application is twofold: 1. Utilize technology to help students engage in the college planning […]

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SAT & ACT offering new summer test dates

February 24, 2017, Posted In Standardized Testing
Aidan

Both the SAT & ACT have announced new summer testing dates! This year the SAT will offer a new August 26 testing date. The registration deadline is July 17. This August testing date will also provide students with an oppurtunity to take the following SAT Subject Tests: Literature U.S. History World History Mathematics Level 1 Mathematics […]

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How to define a liberal arts college

February 6, 2017, Posted In College List
Aidan

For families in the midst of the college planning process, the term “liberal arts college” (LAC) is often used to describe a certain grouping of schools. While the term may sound straightforward, it can sometimes be misconstrued. To help, here are five defining characteristics of a liberal arts college experience: Setting. LACs are often distinguished […]

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Summer activity planning: part II

January 30, 2017, Posted In Summer Activities
Aidan

If you missed Part 1 from last week, please click here. Thinking about extracurricular involvement and summer activity planning for your son or daughter? To help, we’ve pulled six unique programs from our Extracurricular Activities & Leadership Development guide. Check them out! Community Service The Road Less Traveled https://www.theroadlesstraveled.com/environmental-summer-programs Community service programs abroad with a focus on […]

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What college tours do and don’t tell you

January 12, 2017, Posted In College Visits
Aidan

With school vacations fast-approaching, many families will soon be visiting college campuses to get a first glance of where their son or daughter may call home for four years. One of the more popular options is of course the college tour. Tours are a great opportunity to see campus for the first time; however, it’s […]

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