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Tutor Talks: College Essay Help from Princeton's Peter G.

Summer is officially over, which means the return of school work, extracurricular activities, and after-school jobs. For rising high school seniors, there’s also the looming task of writing college admissions essays. 759 more words

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On College: Get those Common Applications in Early

A great commentary on the Common App and why to get your applications done asap! Click here to read.

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Applying to American Universities and Colleges: Your Three Month Plan!

It is important to plan these three months carefully so that you can make the best use of your preparation time, and ultimately submit the applications to U.S. 854 more words

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Helpful tips for the ‘why us?’ college admissions essay

Many colleges ask the question, “Why us?” as part of the college admissions process. The question is asked differently by the colleges, but the idea behind the question is always the same: why us? 642 more words

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Some truths about "snobbery" and Ivy League dreams

Some years ago, I worked in an office where the majority of my colleagues were also twenty-something alumni of universities highly ranked by U.S. News.  One of my closest confidantes in that office was, however, a woman in her early forties who was taking evening courses at National Louis University for her first degree.  1,243 more words

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How Can A Dorm Influence Fit?

I often write and talk about fit; encouraging families to find colleges that have the right blend of academics, environment, and community to meet their needs. 555 more words


How to get great recommendations

A large part of the college application is securing the recommendations. The Common Application requires a recommendation from the counselor and a teacher. Other colleges require recommendations from coaches, pastors or volunteer coordinators. 511 more words