UPenn is Not the Only Ivy that Values Demonstrated Interest

Yesterday, we scribbled our red notes on a Newsweek piece penned by Jenni Fink in which she essentially underscored the importance of opening and responding to mass emails from colleges as a way to demonstrate interest. One of the chief objectives of our college admissions blog is, after all, to … 

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On Showing Interest in Colleges

A recent Newsweek piece by Jenni Fink entitled “Ignoring Emails From Colleges Could Hurt Students’ Chances At Being Accepted, Admissions Experts Say” focuses on the importance of Demonstrated Interest to our nation’s elite colleges. As one can intuit from the title, the writer makes the case that not opening mass … 

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On Demonstrating Interest to Colleges

Is it important for applicants to demonstrate interest to colleges? You bet it is! Is there a right way and a wrong way to go about demonstrating interest? Yes. Do most applicants — who happen to be aware of the importance of Demonstrated Interest — go about demonstrating their love … 

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The Meaning of Demonstrated Interest in Admissions

Do highly selective colleges care about whether or not students express interest in attending their respective institutions? Yes, without a doubt. But if you listened to admissions officers, well, you might think otherwise. It’s one of the many reasons why one should not take what an admissions officer at a … 

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Virtual Campus Tours

Virtual tours of college are becoming a thing. As colleges across America look for better and more efficient ways to reach out to prospective students to encourage them to apply to and to try to persuade them to attend in the event the students are offered admission, it was only … 

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Importance of Demonstrated Interest in College Admissions

Demonstrated Interest. Perhaps you’ve heard the term as it applies to highly selective college admissions. Demonstrated Interest is the extent to which a college applicant has shown a motivation to attend a given institution if offered admission. You see, highly selective colleges want to admit students who they believe in … 

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Demonstrated Interest in Colleges

Let’s say that you’re a dashing twenty-something who just went on a date with someone you really like. There were sparks. At least there were on  your side. And you hope they were there on the other side too. They were there. You think they were there. Were they there? Did … 

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Demonstrated Interest

One of our readers recently posted a Comment on a blog we wrote about the importance of showing interest in colleges that we figured we’d discuss. The reader wrote, “It’s funny that you mention Emory. We were recently on a visit there and they made it a point to tell … 

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