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Stephen Friedfeld

With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

March 5, 2021, 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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What does the elimination of SAT Subject Tests mean for you?

January 22, 2021, Posted In Standardized Testing
Stephen

Earlier this week, the College Board made a major announcement regarding SAT Subject Tests and the optional essay portion of the SAT. So what does this mean for students applying to college in 2021 and beyond? Here’s what is changing, and perhaps more importantly, what these changes mean for students: Announcement #1: SAT Subject Tests … Continue reading What does the elimination of SAT Subject Tests mean for you?

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What to do if you’ve been deferred

December 10, 2020, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Stephen

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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University of Notre Dame supplemental essays 2020

August 28, 2020, Posted In Supplemental essays
Stephen

Here’s a look at the University of Notre Dame’s 2020-2021 supplemental essay prompts and how to best answer them. The University of Notre Dame Writing Supplement consists of one (1) essay response to a required question and two (2) essay responses to questions you select from a list of options provided. In total, you will … Continue reading University of Notre Dame supplemental essays 2020

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