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7 Cliché College Application Essays You Should Avoid (Huffington Post)

“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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Applications by the Dozen, as Anxious Seniors Hedge College Bets (The New York Times)

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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Think athletic scholarships are a 'holy grail'? Think again (CNBC)

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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Ten things not to do when your child is applying to college (The Washington Post)

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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The 20 most selective colleges in the U.S. (and why selectivity can be misleading) (USA Today)

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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5 Websites to Help You Pick Your College (Her Campus)

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.

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Ten Ways to Prepare Your Social Media for Admissions Committees and Hiring Managers

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

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