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What Colleges Look For

Major Myths, Busted
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By Verónica Leyva
February 10, 2021 | 8 minute read

In my first year as a college counselor, I met a student – let’s call her Kamila – who was adamant about studying medicine, and she shaped her list of colleges based almost exclusively...

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Undecided Does Not Mean Uninterested
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By Christopher Logan
February 3, 2021 | 5 minute read

Some students know what they want to study in college before they even get to high school. They’ve had their sights set on engineering school since the first time they logged onto a...

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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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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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