The Common Application’s Discipline Question

In our September 2008 Newsletter, Discipline Questions on the College Application, we suggested that before students checked the “yes” box on the Common Application where it asked: “Have you ever been adjudicated guilty or convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime,” their parent should consult with an attorney. We said this … 

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Senior Slide and its Impact on College Admissions

When reviewing our students’ senior course selections, we are often asked how senior year courses and grades are factored into college admissions decisions. The following are some typical questions that we receive: Q. Since admissions counselors will only see my transcript through my junior year, how will they know what … 

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Missing Parts of Your Submitted Application

If you have submitted college applications that were due January 1st, you may have received letters, postcards, or e-mail notifications that a part of your application is missing. While you may have submitted your application online, teacher recommendations and evaluations, school reports, transcripts, and standardized test score reports are, for … 

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Waiving Rights on the College Application

On the Secondary School Report (SSR) and the Teacher Evaluation of the Common Application, the question reads: IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTICE: Under the terms of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), after you matriculate you will have access to this form and all other recommendations and supporting documents submitted … 

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Community Service as a Factor in Admissions

Hi Ivy Coach, My name is Hannah Sentenac, and I’m with FoxNews.com. I am currently working on a story about student volunteering and a part of the story is how participation in such activities factors into college admissions decisions, especially for the top colleges. Below I’ve posted the questions I … 

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