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What Do Colleges Look For On Social Media?

What do colleges look for when they check your social media? college admissions
Your carefully-put-together application and personal essay tells college authorities a lot about yourself. But, it’s only what you want them to hear. It does not tell the reader much about that other side of you. It’s the side that reserved for your friends and family. That’s what the college wants to know. Are you really …

How to Appeal an Admissions Decision

Here are some tips on trying to appeal an admission decision. college admissions
Receiving a rejection letter can be a tough blow, more so if you are very keen on attending that particular college. You know you meet all of the college’s selection criteria and more. You’ve gone to great lengths to put together an outstanding application that was sure to impress the admissions authorities. So what went …

Dealing with Rejection from Your Dream School

Dealing with rejection can be hard, especially when you were rejected from your dream school. college admissions
When it comes to applying to your dream school(s), it’s important to remember that sometimes dreams don’t always reflect reality. Every year, thousands of seniors must come to terms with not being admitted to the school they wanted more than any other. This happens for a variety of reasons, from demographics and numbers to the …

10 College Admissions Tasks for High School Juniors

There are some things high school juniors can do to make their application stronger. college admissions
In today’s fiercely competitive college admissions scenario, it is crucial to do everything you can—and more—to create an application that will stand out from the rest of the competition. There’s plenty of things high school juniors can do towards this end, but these 10 carry the most weight. 1. Check out testing deadlines Check out …

The Pros and Cons of Being a Transfer Student

There are pros and cons to being a transfer student. college admissions
Transfers are more common than you might think; in fact, it’s estimated that nearly 1/3rd of all college students transfer at least once during their higher education. The National Student Clearing House Research Center found that 37.2% transfer at least once within six years. As with every decision, there are pros and cons. Each upside …

How to Nail a College Interview

Here's how you can nail a college interview college admissions
There are many elements to impressing a college during the application process—your GPA, ACT/SAT scores, essays, extracurricular activities, honors, the application itself. But there’s another way you can boost your chances—nail a college interview. If you’re very interested in a specific college, you can meet with an admissions officer during your visit and have a …

Questions to Ask Your High School Counselor

A professor talking to students and parents in a classroom. college admissions
Your high school counselor is an excellent resource when it comes to college preparation, planning, and exploration. Not only can they help you craft the ideal class schedule, but they can also give you a leg up on college searches and applications. But counselors are busy, and they have many other students to help in …

Can I Reapply after Being Deferred from a College?

Can you reapply to a college if you've been deferred? college admissions
There’s no way to sugarcoat it: rejection stings. Except, being deferred isn’t quite the same as being rejected from a college. When students apply to a school Early Access or Early Decision, they run the risk of being deferred rather than accepted. Deferral simply means they are postponing your admission result until later—with the rest …