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Sophie Gray

Ivy League ED results 2016

January 9, 2017, Posted In Applying Early
Sophie

December is decision time when it comes to Early Decision applications. Here’s what the numbers looked like across the Ivy League:   Questions? Send us a message here.

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Why colleges and universities want “active” students

October 24, 2016, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Sophie

College admissions can be daunting for high school students – competitive colleges consider strong academics, compelling essays, a flawless interview, glowing letters of recommendation and high scores on standardized tests. With all of these factors, why do colleges also stress that they seek students who have extracurricular involvement and leadership? Consider the following: Colleges are […]

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The best test-optional schools in the U.S.

September 26, 2016, Posted In Rankings
Sophie

Standardized testing, for better or for worse, can be a distinguishing piece of your child’s application. Students with subpar test results and an otherwise strong academic record should look to SAT/ACT optional institutions to help improve their chances of getting admitted. Here are some of the best test-optional and test-flexible schools in the U.S. Wesleyan […]

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Villanova University supplemental essay questions

September 15, 2016, Posted In Supplemental essays
Sophie

In addition to the essay included with the Common Application and as part of Villanova’s Member Section of the Common Application, Villanova requires that you submit one Villanova Essay (of 250-1000 words per the Common Application guidelines) from the three choices below. This essay is an important part of your application as it provides us […]

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