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It’s never too early to start

August 26, 2010, Posted In College Admissions
Marc

Back-to-school sales are everywhere. Have you bought a new pair of jeans or a backpack? A few notebooks, pens and pencils? What does the start of a school year mean to you? New teachers, new books, new subjects – sure. But it’s also a new opportunity. It sounds obvious but it’s worth repeating: By the […]

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Putting it all in perspective

August 24, 2010, Posted In Admissions Stress
Stephen

“It made me hate my best friend.” That’s how a high school grad recently described the college admissions process to us. Made her hate her best friend? Not because she spilled a secret or bought the same jeans – but over college? Really? Really. This grad, who had a comparable SAT score to that of […]

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What’s in a rank?

August 19, 2010, Posted In College Admissions
Stephen

When it’s an adjective, “rank” can mean “strong and offensive in odor or flavor.” That sounds about right. The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings came out this week. It’s the twenty-seventh annual ranking, so it’s not too surprising that there wasn’t much fanfare surrounding its publication, not to mention the magazine […]

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Benefits of applying early – but not too early

August 12, 2010, Posted In Applying Early
Stephen

Ladies and gentlemen, thus kicks off this year’s admissions season. As Jacques Steinberg of the Times has reported, the Common App went live on August 1 and – sure enough – nearly 1,000 college-bound hopefuls had clicked “submit” within a day. Submitting apps early can certainly have some advantages – but not this early. For […]

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