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“Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment or experience that is important to you.”
In some form or other, this prompt will be on almost every…
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Six college applications once seemed like a lot. Submitting eight was a mark of great ambition. For a growing number of increasingly anxious high school seniors, figures like that now sound like just a starting point.
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Stand long enough on the sidelines of any youth sports tournament and you will hear conversations about coaches, sports travel, and the cost of uniforms and gear.
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It’s the thick of college application season, and your child is diligently churning out common application essays while simultaneously studying for four or five Advanced Placement exams and researching scholarships, right?
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A college’s selectivity is measured by dividing the number of accepted students by the number of applicants. You would think this could be an easy way to measure a college’s popularity and exclusivity.
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Between the stacks of snail mail you receive every day, the emails regularly coming into your inbox and the countless college fairs your school puts on, there are a lot of colleges trying to gain your attention.
When I applied to college in 2001, admissions counselors suggested that applicants who had any experience, however rudimentary, with building their own websites or online profiles would be at a major advantage over those without a discernible web presence. 745 more words