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How COVID-19 deferrals will impact 2021 college applicants

August 7, 2020, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Amanda

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has impacted the class of 2020. Now, according to a recent article in the Boston Globe, many incoming freshmen are opting to defer and postpone their college entry, which will, in turn, significantly affect the class of 2021.  “Twenty percent of Harvard first-year students are opting to defer their admission … Continue reading How COVID-19 deferrals will impact 2021 college applicants

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The Brown University supplemental essays 2020

August 5, 2020, Posted In Supplemental essays
Kyle

Brown University presents applicants with prompts to three supplemental essay questions. Here are some tips at how you can answer each one: Brown’s Open Curriculum allows students to explore broadly while also diving deeply into their academic pursuits. Tell us about an academic interest (or interests) that excites you, and how you might use the … Continue reading The Brown University supplemental essays 2020

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The MIT supplemental essay 2020

August 5, 2020, Posted In Supplemental essays
Marc

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology supplement consists of 5 short-answer essays. Here are our tips and tricks to note when completing MIT’s supplemental essays: In the MIT application, they are not looking for one long, highly-polished essay. Instead, interspersed throughout the application will be short-answer questions designed to help MIT get to know you. Just … Continue reading The MIT supplemental essay 2020

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The Common Application 2020-2021 essay prompts

July 31, 2020, Posted In Common Application
Amanda

Below, please find the 2020-2021 Common Application essay prompts. They are exactly the same as last year, with the addition of an optional essay related to COVID-19. 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, please share … Continue reading The Common Application 2020-2021 essay prompts

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