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Stephen Friedfeld

How to start writing your college essay

May 8, 2020, Posted In Application Essay
Stephen

The Common Application does not go live until August 1, but students should begin working on their admissions essays now. If students are applying to colleges or universities accepting the Common Application the essays will remain the same as last year. Those questions include: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is … Continue reading How to start writing your college essay

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How to prepare for college admissions with COVID-19

March 20, 2020, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Stephen

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of millions of high school students. Classes are now held online; extracurricular activities and athletics have been cancelled; summer plans are up in the air; and standardized testing schedules have come into question. With so much uncertainty, it’s best to focus on what your child can … Continue reading How to prepare for college admissions with COVID-19

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With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

February 7, 2020, 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 … Continue reading With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

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The Duke University supplemental essay 2019

August 30, 2019, Posted In Supplemental essays
Stephen

Filling out the supplemental applications for several universities can be daunting. Our team of former admissions officers from highly selective colleges and universities (including Duke) are here to help! Please find below our advice and tips on how to answer Duke University’s 2019 supplemental essay questions. (Optional) Duke University seeks a talented, engaged student body … Continue reading The Duke University supplemental essay 2019

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