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5 ways to navigate the agonizing college admissions maze without going crazy (The Week)

The college admissions process can drive you mad.

As a veteran educator and mother of two sons who recently graduated from high school, I’ve watched firsthand as what used to be a somewhat-stressful, nail-biting handful of months evolved into an agonizing, massively anxious, never-ending Youth Achievement Derby beginning years before high school even starts.

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College Planning

New York City's best public schools are harder to get into than the Ivy Leagues

About 6%.

That was your child’s shot at being accepted to one of New York City’s gifted-and-talented programs this school year. A report out this morning from the city’s Independent Budget Office finds that 36,000 students took the test to get in—for only 2,200 kindergarten seats (and a handful in grades 1 to 3). 342 more words

Guest Post: Life Goes On

Going into college application season in the winter of 2013, I had my heart set on two places: Georgetown and the University of Chicago. I had visited Georgetown in the spring of my junior year, and loved everything about the place. 735 more words

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Johns Hopkins Mistakenly Welcomes Wrong Students

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Heartache and disappointment for hundreds of college applicants after Johns Hopkins mistakenly told them they were accepted when they were actually rejected from admission. 327 more words


The Sound of College Acceptances....Deferrals....Rejections

Did you hear that?

That’s the sound of pure joy – the sound of the student who was accepted to her first choice college – the college whose binding Early Decision application she submitted on November 1. 448 more words

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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College Admissions

5 Study Tips to Master the SAT or ACT

The SATs and ACTs are coming… are you ready? Master the most important test of your high school career with these tips.

1. Practice. It’s no secret that practice will help boost your scores. 318 more words