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Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Admissions Essays

DO’S AND DON’TS ON WRITING ADMISSIONS ESSAYS The admission essay is an important part of any college application. Some schools do give more weight to the essay than others, but all admissions officers do base their decision off of the essay to some degree. Even if you have a high GPA, the essay provides an […]

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Top 10 Things to Consider when Selecting a College

Some things to consider when selecting a college… Choosing a college can truly be a daunting task. With close to 5,000 traditional colleges and universities across the country, there are a lot of choices. When choosing a college there are a few things that you can consider to make the process go smoothly and reduce […]

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How to Pay for College

Even if money is a problem, don’t give up on college or finding ways to pay for college – you can find a way to make it work. There are many scholarship and financial aid programs and other ways to find the money. Scholarships Scholarships are a great way to pay for college because you […]

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Is Business School Worth It?

With the economy as it is, there’s no question that more people will be heading to business school as a safe haven from the recession. So exactly what kind of return on investment does a business school education bring these days? Well a recent study by BusinessWeek provides some very interesting insight on Business Schools, […]

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How to Prepare for Admissions Interviews

Here’s some information on “How to Prepare for Admissions Interviews…” When you’re getting ready for your admissions interview, make sure you’re prepared. Make a list of questions ahead of time to ask the interviewer. This helps you obtain more information about the school, and it shows the interviewer that you’re interested in the college. Your […]

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“Safety Schools”

We get this question all the time: “How many safety schools should I apply to?” Our definition of safety schools: schools where you have a greater than 75 percent chance of admission. The number of schools you should apply to which are traditionally safety schools should be a 3-2-1 ratio. Meaning, you should apply to […]

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Top Boarding Schools

Our Annual Ranking of Boarding Schools is listed below. Our boarding school rankings are based on a simple formula, described after the list. (1) Phillips Exeter Academy (2) Phillips Andover Academy (3) St. Paul’s School (4) Lawrenceville School (5) Choate Rosemary Hall (6) The Hotchkiss School (7) Middlesex School (8) Deerfield Academy (9) Northfield Mt. […]

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5 Reasons to Get Help With Your Admissions Applications

I’ve decided to help parents see why hiring an independent college counselor – one not affiliated with a specific school- can and will help you: (1) 98% of American high schools lack the resources necessary to dedicate to individual students who are applying to schools. (2) Your acceptance rate WILL go up when you do; […]

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Admissions Essays about a Presidential Election

I’ve had a few people ask me whether they should write about the Presidential election and how it is has shaped their lives. The answer is: if you can do it effectively without it being too cliche’, then yes – it can be an acceptable topic. All too often, however, students let the election season […]

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College Planning Help

Recommended College Planning Resources Career Search The following site will help you in your college search. www.careerkey.org Test Registration As the time for testing looms on the horizon, you should be mindful of deadlines and registration requirements. Almost equal numbers of students took the ACT and the SAT during the most recent admission cycle. Check […]

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