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Who should write your letters of recommendation?

June 27, 2011, Posted In Recommendation Letters
Stephen

If you’re a rising senior, you have lots to think about this fall. One important part of the application that’s often overlooked by high school students is letters of recommendation. How many will you need? Whom should you ask and when? What should they say about you? For most private colleges and universities, you’ll likely … Continue reading Who should write your letters of recommendation?

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Summer activities that impress admissions officers

May 4, 2011, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
Stephen

Have you figured out what you’re doing yet this summer? Watching TV? Playing Xbox? Sitting around on Facebook? No, no, and no, say admissions officers. They don’t necessarily care what you do this summer, but they like to see that you’ve done something. What is that something? Here are seven ideas for summer activities that … Continue reading Summer activities that impress admissions officers

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Should you ACT now?

March 18, 2011, Posted In Standardized Testing
Stephen

Did you take the SAT this past weekend? Or were you too busy working on your GTL? (For those not in the know, that’s Gym, Tan and Laundry – the extracurricular activities of the men on Jersey Shore.) One SAT essay prompt asked students to reflect on reality television and has received quite a bit … Continue reading Should you ACT now?

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College admissions for juniors and their families

February 24, 2011, Posted In Early College Planning
Stephen

Ah, the birds are chirping and the trees are budding. It must be springtime. (Somewhere this has to be true. Certainly not in Boston, where we are located headquartered, but let’s pretend.) You might be wondering what a high school junior could possibly do in late February to prepare for the college admissions process. After … Continue reading College admissions for juniors and their families

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