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June 28, 2016

How to prepare a standout application, is one of the better books I have read regarding the college application process. While the authors are usually concerned with helping clients get in to Ivy League schools, the tips in the book apply to everyone. Their premise is that, based on GPA and standardized scores alone, a student is LMO, or Like Many Others....

June 21, 2016

Does it help your chances of admission at a college if they are your top choice? The answer is "sometimes". Showing your interest in a school, or "demonstrating interest" can be done in a number of ways including registering for, and attending an on-campus info session, emailing an admissions officer after a visit, or asking for an on or off-campus interv...

June 15, 2016

Parents and students should use Naviance to learn a lot about colleges and how likely they are to be admitted to any school. Today's tip is the Overlaps tab. View the profile of any college in Naviance by clicking on Colleges, searching for the college, and clicking on the college name. Right below the domestic admissions info is the OVERLAPS link. This w...

June 6, 2016

2 of 4 Stars. 

Crazy U, One Dad's crash course in getting his kid into college, by Andrew Ferguson, is an entertaining, fast read about his experience as a dad when his son was applying to college. Ferguson got really stressed out by a high-priced college consultant and worrying about his son's essay. He needed to hire a good college consultant more than a...

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