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What Colleges Look For

The College Admissions Stories of 2020
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By Casey Near
December 30, 2020 | 4 minute read

After what's been a doozy of a year, I decided to focus this final post of 2020 on establishing a narrative -- as best I could -- for the year that was, and a little bit of the year that...

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How to Rethink Activities This Fall
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By Patti Miller
August 26, 2020 | 6 minute read

Commercials for school supplies are airing, which means summer must be winding down (some people mark summer’s end with Labor Day; for me, it’s official when I see my first Target...

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What Hasn't Changed This Fall
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By Annie Behari
July 30, 2020 | 3 minute read

Seniors, what’s still in your control?! You’re probably thinking that you are doomed. After all, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic that has severely affected our country in...

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Test Optional (And What the Heck it All Means)
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By Jordan Kanarek and Megan Carlier
June 23, 2020 | 4 minute read

A History Lesson The year is 1969. The Beatles have dropped Abbey Road, their final album together. Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew made history on the moon. But, down on Earth,...

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What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t) for 2020 Admission
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By Ian Parker & Nicole Pilar
June 16, 2020 | 5 minute read

Historically speaking, we live in a peculiar time. It’s the advertising age; the virtual age; the “pics or it didn’t happen” age. We’re in the Fyre Festival Era, when perception does...

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Credit/No Credit in High School Coursework
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By Casey Near, Arun Ponnusamy, and Paul Kanarek
June 9, 2020 | 6 minute read

A note: we wrote this piece in April 2020 for our counseling and secondary education colleagues, as they navigated decisions around going Credit/No Credit in their districts and...

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