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Myth: Most Students Are Not Accepted into Their First Pick School

Many students aren't attending their first choice college. college admissions
You might have heard how a surprisingly large percentage of college students aren’t attending their first choice schools. The number has been increasing steadily since 2006. In 2011, around 43% of students did not attend their first choice schools. That’s the lowest it’s been since UCLA began conducting the student survey in 1974. However, it’s …
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What NOT to Ask During a College Visit

These are questions to NOT ask during a college visit. college admissions
During your college visits, you may have a list of questions you want to ask, either as a student or a parent. These may include questions about campus life, classes, majors, or town. There are a few questions though that you will want to steer clear of. Here are some questions to NOT ask during a …
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The Importance of College Admissions Interviews

Why are college admissions interviews important? college admissions
Some schools require college interviews. Some have optional interviews, and still, others have none at all. If you can make it to campus, schools want you to do so; otherwise, alumni interviews are often used if you live farther away. College Admissions Interviews Some schools place more emphasis on the interviews than others. There are …
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Understand The Difference Between Test Optional, Test Flexible, And Test Blind

What are the differences between test optional, test flexible, and test blind? college admissions
Test optional, test flexible, and test blind refer to admissions policies with reference to the SAT or ACT. There may be slight variations between colleges as to exactly what these terms imply. In general: Test Optional ‘Test Optional’ means it is not mandatory for students to submit their SAT or ACT scores as part of …
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7 Ways to Improve Your Admissions Chances

There are a few ways to improve your chances of admission. college admissions
Got your heart set on a particular college? Want to make sure you send an amazing application? Your application will consist of a variety of different components, each of which colleges will examine and assess in detail. Cross off the seven points on the list below to improve your chances of admission: Work on Your …
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Do’s and Don’ts of Orientation: Parent Edition

If you're attending a parent orientation, here are some do's and don'ts. college admissions
Although it depends on the particular college, many schools actually have a parent orientation at the same time as the freshman orientation. This may be completely optional for parents, but it truly is worth it to attend. Here are some “do’s” and “don’ts” of attending college orientation as a parent. Do Stick To The Schedule …
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Ways to Prepare for College Orientation

Here are some ways you can prepare for your college orientation college admissions
College orientation is exciting for so many different reasons. You get to choose your classes, meet your future classmates and teachers, and get a closer look at the facilities and the campus that you will call home for the next four years. There’s a lot to be excited about, but there’s also a lot to …
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Pros And Cons Of Rolling Admissions

Like bowling, rolling admissions have their upsides and downsides. college admissions
There are two distinctly different ways in which colleges process student applications. Some colleges may start assessing the applications as they come in, or only after the deadline. Regardless of when they do the assessments, they send out acceptance letters only after the submission deadline and after they have evaluated all applications. These are often …
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How to Prepare For A University Admission Interview

Here are some tips on preparing for your admissions interview college admissions
It’s finally happened. After months of spending hours every day creating customized applications, avoiding common mistakes, and submitting them to various colleges, you’ve received an invite for a university admissions interview. You’re excited but you’re also nervous at the same time. The admissions interview is the last obstacle that stands between you and that college seat. …
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