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College Myth: Colleges Only Care About GPA and Test Scores

Congratulations on being accepted into college! However, it was more than just your GPA and test scores that got you in. myths
GPA and test scores are the most quantifiable aspects of a college application. This makes them easy to compare–and may explain why applicants tend to place so much Iemphasis on them. While these ARE important, they’re not the only things that colleges consider when reviewing your application. In fact, just consider that many schools will receive thousands …
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How to Tell Colleges About Your Mistakes

Photograph of a "Wrong Way" sign that symbolizes your mistakes as a high school student, which you need to explain during the college admissions process. college applications
News flash! You’re not perfect. You know it. Your parents know it, and every admission counselor reading your application knows it. So, how do you handle your imperfections when it comes to applying to college? Some issues don’t need to be shared. The fact that your bedroom looks like a pile of old Mayan Ruins …
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Dealing with a College Rejection Letter: What It Means to be Denied

A big stop sign hanging on a pole. college admissions
No matter what anyone tells you, rejection hurts. This includes being denied from a college. Some still send their admissions decisions the old fashion way by mailing a thin envelope with the college rejection letter. Many other colleges have started using technology to communicate admissions decisions by sending an email or allowing students to log …
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Tips for Writing a College Essay: Learn How to Sell Yourself

Sell yourself to the admission officers when you're writing a college essay college applications
You’ve likely heard that your college application is your time to “sell” yourself.  For most of us we translate “sell” to “brag” and that just feels uncomfortable or slightly obnoxious. But, selling can span a spectrum somewhere between telling and boasting. The key for you is to find the right spot on that spectrum–to tell your …
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What to Do If You’re Waitlisted by a College

What should you do if you've been waitlisted? college applications
You finally finish your college applications, your parents have stopped nagging you, and now you wait. If you get in, your ecstatic. If you are denied admission, you can move on, but being waitlisted is a little bit like being stuck in the nowhere land of college admissions. It’s the purgatory of your senior year, …
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College Myth: Colleges That Send Me Mail are Likely to Accept Me

Photograph of college mail sent to prospective students. If you're on a college mailing list, they're more likely to accept you, right? myths
Many students assume the colleges which send them marketing materials in the mail are their best options. This isn’t necessarily true. In fact, some colleges send out millions of pieces of mail each year (not very targeted). Other schools only send out very little. Bottom line: being on a college mailing list does not necessarily …
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