Preparing for College Application Season

Preparing for College Application Season

Kim Parros Oh, the rising senior class’s dreaded season is upon us-- college application season. This is the time of year that most students have written an essay for their college applications in their English class. This is also the time that we get asked if we think that the essay is appropriate to submit on the Common Application. “I got an A+ on this essay, so I know that it will rock the admission counselor’s world to read it,” is one of the many confident comments we receive fro....

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How to Tackle Your Time on the Waitlist

How to Tackle Your Time on the Waitlist

Victoria Berels To the shock and frustration of many college applicants, 2017 saw a increase in overall college applications at most of the top universities and the result was that many qualified students were passed down to the waitlist. Being stuck on the waitlist, in short, is tough. For example, this year, the University of Michigan had its largest applicant pool, with 60,000 high school seniors applying. Michigan’s acceptance rate in the past has been around 26%, but with the increase in....

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Dos and Don’ts: College Tour Edition

Dos and Don’ts: College Tour Edition

Madeline Riley For students finishing their junior year, campus visit season is upon us! If you’re preparing to go on college tours the summer before your senior year, you are on the right track! Be wary, however; these tours can range from highly beneficial to a waste of time to detrimental to your acceptance. What you get out of a tour all depends on how you prepare and how seriously you take it. Students rank college visits as a prime factor in determining what school they’ll enroll in.....

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Execute the Perfect College Tour!

Execute the Perfect College Tour!

Kim Parros The perfect college tour. Is there such a thing? I ask myself this as I review the list of colleges my son handed to me after weeks of investigation. I mull over his choice of colleges in my head without commenting and begin to prepare the itinerary for “tour week”. Tour week, the marathon of all college tours was me, my husband, and our son visiting two colleges every day for 5 days straight. Parents whose children want to explore colleges outside of their home state often fin....

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