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Sophie Gray

Why colleges and universities want “active” students

November 19, 2020, Posted In Admissions Strategy
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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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The Yale University supplemental essays 2020

August 28, 2020, Posted In Supplemental essays
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Here’s a look at how students can successfully answer Yale’s supplemental essay questions: Short Answer Questions Applicants submitting the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application will respond to the following short answer questions: Students at Yale have plenty of time to explore their academic interests before committing to one or more major fields of … Continue reading The Yale University supplemental essays 2020

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Columbia supplemental essays 2020

August 14, 2020, Posted In Supplemental essays
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Read below to figure out how AcceptU’s team of former admissions officers would answer Columbia University’s writing supplement for 2020: Applicants are asked to respond to Columbia-specific questions to tell the Admissions Committee more about their academic, extracurricular and intellectual interests. We review the responses to these questions in order to get a full sense … Continue reading Columbia supplemental essays 2020

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What to do if you’ve been deferred

December 13, 2019, Posted In Admissions Strategy
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Deferrals and rejections are an unfortunate part of the college application process that high school seniors will confront each year. While we encourage families to hope for the best, it’s equally important to be prepared for an unfavorable decision following Early Decision/Early Action applications. Here are some useful tips for students whose early applications have been deferred: Keep your head … Continue reading What to do if you’ve been deferred

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