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With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

July 10, 2015, Posted In Activities List
Stephen

College admissions officers consider many factors, including your GPA and rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include on your application, and why? Consider joining clubs as early as freshman year. Maybe you’re not sure which clubs you’ll like and which ones you won’t like […]

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What not to do on a college visit

June 13, 2015, Posted In College Admissions
Stephen

Nothing can replace a college visit in helping a student determine if a particular school is a good match. High school students seem to have a sixth sense when it comes to college visits – most know almost immediately if they like, or don’t like, a particular college. As you’re planning your trips for this […]

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Five criteria for finding your perfect college

June 5, 2015, Posted In College Admissions
Stephen

Rising seniors: it’s time to start visiting colleges! But narrowing down schools to visit, and eventually apply to, can be overwhelming. To help, consider these five criteria for finding your perfect college: Safety, match, and reach schools. Consider colleges where your academic profile – GPA and test scores – matches that of the student body. […]

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Steps to applying to grad school

June 5, 2015, Posted In Admissions Overview
Stephen

Applying to academic graduate programs – MA, MS and PhD degrees – is very different from applying to college. (And, applying to professional graduate programs – MD, JD, M.Arch., Ed.D., MBA, and so on – is itself very different from applying for academic grad degrees.) What are MA, MS, and PhD programs? And what makes […]

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