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What the First Round of College Admissions Decisions Told Us




High school seniors are finally turning their attention back to learning, after a winter of discontent in the world of college admissions that would have made Richard III stand up straight and take notice. Between online application miscues and record applicants at many colleges, it’s understandable if high school juniors look wonder if perhaps admission […]



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High school grades matter most in college admissions, report reveals




A student’s high school record is the most important factor in college admission decisions, according to survey results released Thursday by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Data in the 11th annual edition of NACAC’s “State of College Admission” report show that students’ grades and the academic rigor of their course loads weigh more […]



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‘The greatest line I never said’ — from college admissions counselors




Many college admissions counselors across the country communicate with each other through a listserv. Most often they share professional thoughts and advice, but every now and then, they have a little fun. Recently, one counselor, in an e-mail with the subject line “The Greatest Line I never Said,” asked others to share things they had […]



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3,2,1 – College!




    High school grades matter most in college admissions, report says It’s a question high schoolers — and their parents — wrestle with: What’s most important on a college application? Grades or SAT/ACT scores? The answer — at least according to a new study is: Grades. Survey results released last week by the National […]



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How to Select a Topic for Your College Admissions Essay




Ah, the dreaded college admissions essay. How do you, as a student, decide upon a topic that is unique to you, not over-utilized by other applicants, grants you room to be professional without appearing uptight and that allows you to convey something about yourself in a sincere manner? The selection process can be difficult, especially […]



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College admissions screen social media accounts




ANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)– Applying for college is stressful enough-Besides the application and well-written essays as your ticket in, eager high school students these days have another hurdle. The test of social media. The average high school senior was born in 1995 or 1996 proving these students were raised being internet savvy and having everything […]



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Understand How Badges Affect College Admissions




Digital badges could end up changing the way students build and submit college applications. Using digital badges to measure student competency and achievement in areas that do not fit inside the traditional classroom has been growing for quite some time now, evident by the increasing number of programs now available. A digital badge is essentially an […]



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‘Well-Rounded Versus Angular’: The Application Colleges Want To See




BOSTON — Are you well-rounded or are you angular? That’s the language of the college admissions process these days. And if you’re a high school senior, the answer could affect whether you get into the most selective schools. College admission is on the minds of many students over the holidays. Some have already been accepted […]



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College admissions expert names ‘Top 10 Ivy League alternatives’




The beginning of the year marks the deadline for many college admissions applications, including the eight highly competitive Ivy League schools. Edward B. Fiske, creator of the annual college guide that bears his name, says for students who want a comparable learning experience, “the Ivies aren’t the only game in town.” Fiske Guide to Colleges: Beyond […]



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College Admissions and the Overly Involved Parent




Parents are constantly criticized for being overly involved in their child’s college admission process. Some of the criticism may be for a good reason, but some may not. When a college admissions office reports that they received a phone call from someone claiming to be an applicant, they knew for sure it was the parent […]



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