21 Jul Risks and rewards of early application options

You would have hoped that after you go through the college search process and you've identified a number of schools that represent a good fit that you wouldn't have to face another decision until students receive their thin and thick envelopes next spring. Unfortunately, that isn't...

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10 May Consider saying “No”

Consider saying “no.” Being offered a spot on a college’s wait-list is stressful,  unsettling, demoralizing and for some, just not worth the wait. One student who said “no thanks” to Harvard’s wait-list described it this way, “I didn’t like being wait-listed. It felt like a consolation...

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28 Feb Junior Timeline – The 3 R’s

Once you’ve planned your campus visits over spring break (see last week’s column www.collegeadmissionsstrategies.com) juniors and their families need to focus on the “three R’s.” No, not “Reading, (W)Riting and (A)Rithmetic,” but rather: Research, Resume and Recommendations. Research: Spend the time determining if a college represents a good...

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