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What are Rolling Admissions?

Hay bales on a field. questions & answers
While you’re applying to college, you may have come across some schools on your list that use a rolling admission process. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect when applying to one of these colleges: What is it? Rolling admissions is a policy often used for freshman, undergraduates, and law schools. Instead of a …
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Who Should Write My Letter of Recommendation?

Who should write your letter of recommendation questions & answers
Most colleges require prospective students to submit at least one letter of recommendation as part of their application.  Some colleges specify that this letter should ideally be written by one of your teachers. Even colleges that ask for more than one letter will usually state that at least one should be written by a teacher. …
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Why Are Letters of Recommendation So Important?

Why are letter of recommendations so important? questions & answers
In addition to your high school transcripts, essay, and FAFSA paperwork, colleges will often require letters of recommendation as part of your application to the school. But why? They’re actually a huge part of the process and can provide a boost to your application. Here’s a few reasons why they’re so important: A View Into …
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Should I Even Apply to “Huge Reach” Schools?

Should you apply to a huge reach school? questions & answers
Should you apply to a huge reach school? The answer to this question put simply, is “Yes!” It’s always good to have at least one school to strive to challenge yourself. You never know, you might surprise yourself in the quality of work you produce for the application. And because of the higher demands of …
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How Can I Improve My Class Rank?

How do you increase your class rank? questions & answers
Class rank is one of the many elements of a college application. Along with GPA, ACT / SAT test scores, extracurricular activities, achievements, and others, class rank helps paint a picture of you as a student. Admissions officers want as much information as they can about a student so they can make the most informed …
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What is Class Rank? And Why is it So Important?

What is class rank and why is it important questions & answers
What is class rank? College Board defines it as: “a mathematical summary of a student’s academic record as compared with other students in her class”. In essence, class rank is a ranking of academic achievement for all the students in your school. Many—if not most—high schools have some form of a ranking system, though not …
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I was Deferred from Early Decision—Now What?

Like the middle yellow light, you can't go forward. So what do you do when you're deferred? questions & answers
One of the most important decisions any student can make is whether or not to apply to a school Early Decision / Early Action. In many senses, the commitment of early decision is a double-edged sword; on one hand, it can end the application process earlier through an early acceptance, but on the other hand, …
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