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Jamie Moynihan

How to stand out on your college applications

April 19, 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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A peek inside the admissions office: Holistic review

March 25, 2019, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Jamie

The term “holistic review” is thrown around all the time in college admissions. You’ll hear it referenced at virtually every tour and information session that you attend and it is plastered on admission websites. But what does holistic actually mean? Holistic review differs from high school to high school and can mean different things at … Continue reading A peek inside the admissions office: Holistic review

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Planning college visits

February 22, 2019, Posted In College Visits
Jamie

College visits are a critical component to the college search process for every prospective student. The visit can provide a window into the student life and academic experience at an institution. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when visiting college campuses: Sign up early and take the full tour Students should register … Continue reading Planning college visits

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Dealing with a college rejection

January 25, 2019, Posted In Admissions Stress
Jamie

We’ve all seen the YouTube videos of students opening their college acceptances and celebrating with friends and family. For some students, receiving the admission decision is one of the most joyous experiences of their lives. But for many students, attending their dream school may not become a reality. Dealing with rejection is difficult, and as … Continue reading Dealing with a college rejection

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