Thick Files in College Admissions

Are you considering asking your state senator, a close friend of your sister’s ex-husband’s aunt, to write a letter of recommendation on your daughter’s behalf? Are you considering asking a major donor to a university, a third cousin once removed on your mother’s side, to write a letter on your … 

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Thick College Applications

There remains an expression in highly selective college admissions that we don’t believe we’ve ever discussed on our college admissions blog before. And that expression is, “The thicker the file, the thicker the student.” So what does that mean, you ask? It means that the student who sends in one … 

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