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Posts Tagged ‘admissions’


Dealing with Senioritis (The College Dream Killer)

  Senioritis. Yes. It’s a word (and a disease). It hits most seniors the last semester of high school. It usually strikes after all their college applications are completed and submitted, and grabs total hold after they have received offers of admission. Senioritis says, “The year is almost over. I’ve been accepted to college. It’s […]

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Using Statistics to Find Your College Fit

  You might be surprised to know that in addition to all the factors students use to choose a college, there is one they might overlook: statistics. While location, major, campus appeal, and others are certainly important statistics will help you and your student make a more informed college choice. Why statistics? Statistics will help […]

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College Applications Approaching. Be Prepared.

  Throughout their entire school career, your students can often be working towards that one thing – college! So, when it comes the time to start thinking about applying, it can come with a lot of mixed emotions. Not only are they going to be happy that the time has finally come, but they’re also […]

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College Rejection Meltdown

  We’ve all been there. We don’t want our children to be rejected. When someone rejects them, it cuts us to the core. How could anyone reject my sweet little girl? How dare that college turn their admission request down! But some parents take it too far. They call. They write. They beg and plead. […]

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Step-by-step Guide for a Killer Essay

This post originally appeared on WorthPointe, a Dallas based financial group, and was written by a former Brown University football player, graduate and commencement speaker. His advice should be helpful when writing the college essay and scholarship essays. ________________________________________________ All selective schools and and nearly all scholarships have more qualified candidates than they have admissions […]

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Tips to Prevent Having an Offer of Admission Withdrawn

Towards the end of high school, it’s normal for students to look forward to college life with excitement. Preparation for admission by students and their parents commences around this period. Withdrawing a college admission offer is uncommon, but it occurs. It can crush a student’s spirit and lead to starting the admission process all over […]

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3 Artificial Intelligence Tools to Help with College Prep

  Today’s guest post is from GoSchoolWise, a new website offering free tools to help with college prep. Is this school a good fit for my child? Do we have a balanced college list? How much will college cost us? If these are the questions you are asking yourself, there is good news. A smart […]

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My Daughter Turned Down a Full-Ride Scholarship

    During this financial aid award season, several years ago, my daughter had to make a difficult decision: which college would receive her acceptance of an offer of admission. Of the many colleges she applied to, they included private colleges, state universities, and trade colleges. Some offered her financial aid, others did not. It […]

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Website Pick: My Academic Program

  Today’s website pick is a new site for students allowing them to create an academic portfolio: My Academic Program. According to its founder, JD Parkman, “Our focus from day 1 was to provide students with a cost-to-benefit of obtaining a degree. We do this by taking the actual costs of obtaining a degree and […]

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Website Pick: Make Me a Freshman-A Free Tool for Organizing College Applications

  This week, I’m highlighting some new tools and websites that will help parents and students during the college prep process. Today’s pick is Make Me a Freshman, a tool students can use to organize the college application. I asked them to send me more information on their site and how it works: Confused by […]

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