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College Admissions

The advantages of an admissions consultant

November 6, 2020, Posted In College Admissions
Amanda

When beginning the college admissions process, it’s important to work closely with your school counselor – he or she can serve as a resource for information on developing a college list, standardized tests and financial aid. However, because the ratio of students to guidance counselors can be as high as 500:1, working with just your … Continue reading The advantages of an admissions consultant

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How to start writing your college essay

July 17, 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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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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Counselor Spotlight: Sarah

August 13, 2019, Posted In College Admissions
Amanda

Sarah is a college counselor at AcceptU. She received her BA from Davidson College and has a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Sarah has over seven years of admissions and advising experience at several institutions, including at Vanderbilt University, Emory University, College of Charleston and Davidson.   Watch Sarah’s intro video here:  View additional … Continue reading Counselor Spotlight: Sarah

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