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Sophie Gray

The importance of demonstrated interest

May 22, 2017, Posted In Differentiating Yourself
Sophie

In 1990, just 9% of graduating high school seniors were applying to 7 or more colleges. By 2011, that number had shot up to 29% (data from NACAC). With increased marketing and recruitment efforts, the growing popularity and accessibility of the Common Application and a more competitive process overall, the trend should come as no surprise. All good, right? That depends on who […]

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20 questions to ask your college tour guide

May 1, 2017, Posted In College Visits
Sophie

Visiting colleges is about more than scoping out the campus and buying a t-shirt. A college tour is your time to gather as much useful information as possible to assess whether the school is a good fit for your child. Before the tour, research the school and discuss what’s most important to your child’s college […]

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College planning for rising juniors

February 20, 2017, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Sophie

As a freshman in high school, you were excited to be at a new school with new responsibilities, teachers, classes and sports. As a sophomore, you grew, studied hard and enhanced your skills in athletics, community service and classwork. Now you are a junior, and the idea of life at college has crept into your […]

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How a MSF is different from an MBA

February 6, 2017, Posted In MBA School List
Sophie

For thousands of students each year, the decision to pursue a post-secondary degree in finance or business can be a difficult choice to navigate. Two of the more prominent degrees, an MS in finance and an MBA, are often seen as being one in the same. In reality, the two programs vary widely in the […]

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Summer activity planning

January 23, 2017, Posted In Summer Activities
Sophie

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! Cultural Immersion & Study Abroad: Putney Student Travel www.goputney.com One month to six week programs. Trips emphasize cultural immersion, first-hand learning and giving something of themselves […]

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