Completing the Common Application

Colleges that subscribe to the Common Application are on the rise…again. So next year, expect the most competitive college admissions class ever with more college applications than ever before! Only we know that this isn’t really the case. Next year’s admissions class will not be significantly more competitive than the … 

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College Admissions and Facebook

Colleges obviously use Facebook as a forum to recruit students to apply to their school and to recruit students to attend once they’ve been accepted. But what colleges are doing this the most successfully? Let’s take a look at a “US News & World Report” chart by Ryan Lytle as … 

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University Recruitment

It’s that time of year when colleges and universities are attempting to sway admitted students to attend their schools. In no uncertain terms, the tables have turned. According to an “LA Times” article published today, “As students applied and were admitted to more schools, the yield — the percentage of … 

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College Admissions Interviews

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our informational “how to” video on what not to do on a college admissions interview with an alumnus/alumna, check it out! And also check out our newsletter on the subject of alumni interviews. If you still want more information on the … 

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Legacy Applicants

There is a book that has come out this year featuring a compilation of research articles by scholars and journalists on the topic of legacy admission to colleges. The book is entitled Affirmative Action for the Rich and this title fittingly reflects the author’s, Richard Kahlenberg’s, viewpoint on the subject. … 

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College Rejection

There is an article on “ABC News’” website today that suggests pointers for students denied by their top college choices. Here is a breakdown of the advice of the psychologists whom “ABC News” interviewed: – “Be realistic.” You weren’t the only person who got rejected. Tons were rejected. It happens … 

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