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Stephen Friedfeld

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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University of Notre Dame supplemental essays 2019

August 29, 2019, Posted In Supplemental essays
Stephen

Here’s a look at the University of Notre Dame’s 2019 supplemental essay prompts and how to best answer them. Please provide responses to TWO (2) of the following questions: 150-200 words per essay. 1. The founder of the University of Notre Dame, Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C., was only 28 when he established the University with … Continue reading University of Notre Dame supplemental essays 2019

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