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User beware! Five social media tips for college applicants

January 21, 2016, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Stephen

It was recently reported that, in a survey of college admissions officers, 40% of respondents admit that they check applicants’ social media profiles during the decision-making process, and approximately one in three admissions officers search online to find out more information on applicants. What are admissions officers trying to determine about applicants? Perhaps they want … Continue reading User beware! Five social media tips for college applicants

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Seven tips for success in grad school

December 13, 2015, Posted In Grad School Planning
Stephen

Research-driven graduate programs are very different from undergraduate studies. One primary difference is the degree duration – because of the research component, the date of completion is not known. If you’re in a master’s program, you might expect to finish in two or three years. And if you’re in a doctoral program, the time to … Continue reading Seven tips for success in grad school

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Why colleges and universities want “active” students

November 6, 2015, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Stephen

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 … Continue reading Why colleges and universities want “active” students

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Is a liberal arts college the right fit for me?

October 30, 2015, Posted In College List
Stephen

When it comes to pre-application planning, creating a school list is first and foremost. Using AcceptU’s interactive quiz, find out whether your son or daughter is best suited for a small liberal arts college. If you cannot view the quiz, please refresh the page. [qzzr quiz=”120515″ width=”100%” height=”auto” redirect=”true” offset=”0″]

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