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Here are some tips on trying to appeal an admission decision.
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How to Appeal an Admissions Decision

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 can be hard, especially when you were rejected from your dream school.
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Dealing with Rejection from Your Dream School

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 …
There are some things high school juniors can do to make their application stronger.
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10 College Admissions Tasks for High School Juniors

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 …
There are pros and cons to being a transfer student.
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The Pros and Cons of Being a Transfer Student

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 …
Here's how you can nail a college interview
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How to Nail a College Interview

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 …
A professor talking to students and parents in a classroom.
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Questions to Ask Your High School Counselor

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 you reapply to a college if you've been deferred?
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Can I Reapply after Being Deferred from a College?

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 …