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How Family Finances Sway College Admissions Decisions
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How Family Finances Sway College Admissions Decisions

Jeff Selingo Jeff Selingo- September 4, 2020 0

Excerpted from WHO GETS IN AND WHY by Jeffrey Selingo. Copyright © 2020 by Jeffrey Selingo. Reprinted with permission of Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, ... Read More

What Should You Put in a Brag Sheet for College?
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What Should You Put in a Brag Sheet for College?

Matthew Schwartz Matthew Schwartz- August 7, 2020 0

The brag sheet is an integral piece of the college application process yet, it's not talked about often enough. For many, its exact role in ... Read More

Do the “Colleges That Change Lives” Measure Up to Their Ratings?
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Do the “Colleges That Change Lives” Measure Up to Their Ratings?

Hailey Hudson Hailey Hudson- August 2, 2020 0

When is comes to putting together a college list, there are many factors that students and parents need to consider. Price, of course, is an ... Read More

How Many Colleges Should You Apply to?
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How Many Colleges Should You Apply to?

Matthew Schwartz Matthew Schwartz- July 28, 2020 0

There are hundreds of factors that go into where a student decides to apply to college. From academics, location, athletics, Greek life, and much more, ... Read More

Tips for Getting a Great Letter of Recommendation for College
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Tips for Getting a Great Letter of Recommendation for College

Matthew Schwartz Matthew Schwartz- July 5, 2020 0

A letter of recommendation for college is one of the most universal parts of the application process and is something every student no matter their ... Read More

Have an Honest College Money Talk Before It’s Too Late
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Have an Honest College Money Talk Before It’s Too Late

Teresa Fitzsimmons Teresa Fitzsimmons- June 29, 2020 0

I’m here to “evangelize economic empowerment." This post came to me as yet another parent called me yesterday in tears after her daughter had applied, ... Read More

Virtual College Tours: Are They Worth It?
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Virtual College Tours: Are They Worth It?

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- June 16, 2020 0

As a result of COVID-19, the entire college application process, school tours included, has changed. Although on-campus tours are expected to resume in some form, ... Read More

Parent Advice on Starting the College Search
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Parent Advice on Starting the College Search

Road2College Road2College- June 13, 2020 0

  If your child is a high school sophomore or junior, you may be thinking about your college search process. But with more than 4,000 ... Read More

Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing College Essay Topics
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Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing College Essay Topics

Randy Levin Randy Levin- June 7, 2020 0

It is important to first understand the purpose of the college application essay. Simply put, essays help the admissions office evaluate your potential to fit ... Read More

What’s the Difference Between the Coalition App and the Common App?
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What’s the Difference Between the Coalition App and the Common App?

Mindy Trotta Mindy Trotta- June 6, 2020 0

Back in 2015, a group of 83 public and private colleges announced a new collaboration, naming themselves “The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success.”  Better ... Read More

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