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Jamie Moynihan

How to write the COVID-19 Common App essay

July 24, 2020, Posted In Application Essay
Jamie

This year the Common Application is providing students with a dedicated space to discuss their experience and time spent throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.  The prompt reads: Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those impacts. Colleges care about … Continue reading How to write the COVID-19 Common App essay

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How to stand out on your college applications

May 15, 2019, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Jamie

I regularly get questions from families asking “what should my daughter/son do to stand out in the admission process?” While I’d love to give an answer like “75 hours of community service, become captain of a team and vice president of your class,” admissions just doesn’t work like that. Instead, when working with students, I … Continue reading How to stand out on your college applications

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