Tackling the Info Session

Tackling the Info Session

ShareWithin the broad college admissions community, I’ve found that college information sessions have a very mixed rep. On the one hand, there’s the opinion that…

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The Importance of College Publications

The Importance of College Publications

ShareBefore I set foot into my first college class, one of the speakers at a presentation for prospective communication students at Marist said that college…

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The Early Decision and Financial Aid Dilemma

The Early Decision and Financial Aid Dilemma

ShareEarly decision application and financial aid are probably two of the most confusing and (seemingly) complicated things for students when applying to college. The idea…

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Tipping the Scale in Your Favor

Tipping the Scale in Your Favor

ShareAs more students are becoming increasingly competitive, seeking 4.0 unweighted GPAs, 2400 SATs, and 36 ACTs, the light of hope seems to diminish in the…

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Common Data Sets: An Admissions Goldmine

Common Data Sets: An Admissions Goldmine

ShareAdmissions statistics by gender. Early decision admission rates. Enrollment breakdowns by race. Regular decision admission rates. Class sizes. Average SAT scores. Percentage of students involved…

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College Applications: Financial Realities

College Applications: Financial Realities

ShareThis article is part of a series in which a rising high school senior chronicles her admissions process. You can read Gabby’s previous post here….

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Acceptance rate: the be-all end-all?

Acceptance rate: the be-all end-all?

ShareWhen I was first applying to college, I used acceptance rates as shorthand for school quality. It seemed obvious to me that a better school…

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