Colleges Extend Deadlines

On January 1st at around 11:30 PM EST, about three seconds after our last senior clicked submit on her one remaining Regular Decision application, the Common App. site crashed. And we were certainly not surprised. With all the glitches the Common App. experienced earlier this fall, and all those students … 

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Crash of the Common App

Yes, there has been a crash of the Common App.! Many folks have been writing us tonight to find out if they’re the only ones who can’t submit their applications at the midnight deadline. They are not alone. The Common App., unsurprisingly, has crashed with so many folks on the … 

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College Admissions Deadlines

On January 1st, we celebrate the New Year all over the world as our new students finish their applications by the college admissions deadlines. Most of our students finished their applications a long time ago, but some students don’t come to us until around the holiday season so we’ve got … 

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College Application Deadline

It never ceases to amaze us how many students wait until the very last minute to do the vast majority of the work on their college applications. College essays should not be written over winter break, right before the college application deadline. They should be written way beforehand! But we … 

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College Admissions Recruiting

If you’re a student who received tons of brochures, posters, and e-mails from top universities and were surprised to then be denied admission by these very colleges that “recruited” you, you’re not alone. In recent years, colleges have increased their recruiting efforts by sending promotional material to students who they … 

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Help in Applying to College

A “Wall Street Journal” article entitled “Buying Your Way Into College” discusses how by not applying for financial aid can be the difference between a college admission and a college denial. While most applicants and their parents think that all colleges have need-blind admissions policies, the truth is that they … 

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After the Application Is In

If you have written some powerful college essays and personal statements, then it is very likely you have worked for weeks devoting countless hours to writing, researching, rewriting, tossing out, starting all over again, and now, finally your applications have been submitted. So what do you do now? Most students think … 

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