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Do’s and Don’ts: Parents at College Orientation

As a parent, there are some do's and don'ts at college orientation. college admissions
College orientation is usually a surreal experience for both students and their parent(s). While you’re trying to situate your mind on how the next four years will play out on this campus, you’re also trying to process the ton of information tour guides are saying. As a parent, understand that your kid may be taken …

Why You Should Interview with a College Admissions Officer

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Think about your high school guidance counselor. What did they do?  It’s more than just give you your report card or see you every so often. Their job is to help you plan for your future; life after senior year. For some people, that includes college. They’re supposed to listen to your thoughts, goals, ideas, …

College Admission Essay Brainstorm!

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Greetings, college hopefuls. So far, we’ve given you advice on many of the things that we think you need to know in order to survive and thrive during the next four years. For example, what to include on your college applications, we’ve talked about how to deal with the transition and changes, we’ve broken down …

Summer Activities that Will Impress Admissions Officers!

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Ah, summer. The time of late sunsets, BBQs, fireflies, and college prep. That’s right, summer is the perfect time to prepare for college and increase your odds of admission to boot. If that last sentence made you groan, never fret, because there are some great summer activities you can do (sometimes with friends!) to impress …

You’ve Been Wait-Listed, Now What?

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You’ve spent countless hours completing and sending in college applications. Then you played the waiting game. Some schools responded faster than others, but you finally got the envelope you’ve been waiting for. You tear into it, trying to keep your nerves in check and not completely shred the letter that’s waiting inside. After unfolding the …

Is Your Student a HYPSter? What It Takes to Get Into an Ivy League College

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What the heck is a HYPSter? It’s part acronym, part tongue-in-cheek term, meaning the kind of student who is accepted and attends a highly selective college like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, etc.–in other words, students attending the top colleges in the country. Many students aspire to these colleges, but many aren’t able to attend. What …

The Real Truth About Ivy League Admit Rates

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Fair warning: This post may make you reconsider some of the colleges on your list. The most selective schools in this country are actually even more difficult to get into than you previously thought. Believe it or not, the meager Ivy League admission rates published by the schools can be misleading. “How so?” you may …