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Meredith Graham

Meredith earned a master’s degree in higher education and worked as an academic advisor at Purdue, all after studying chemistry at The College of Wooster. A scientist and a counselor at heart, Meredith is the author of the Collegewise publication STEM’s Many Branches: College Planning for Students Considering Majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. A true renaissance woman, Meredith has also learned how to fly a glider, knit, shoot a shotgun on a trap-shooting range, and rock climb.

Choosing a College

An Open-Minded College Search
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By Meredith Graham
June 30, 2021 | 5 minute read

A few years ago, I was working with a student on building his college list. He said his ideal college was a large university in a mid-sized or large city with a strong engineering...

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College Research

Major Myths, Busted: Pre-Med Edition
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By Meredith Graham
March 31, 2021 | 5 minute read

Back when I worked in admissions and spent a lot of time at college fairs and other events, I’d field all kinds of questions from students and families. And usually, lots of those...

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Choosing a College

The Pre-Decision Pause: Waiting On College Application Results
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By Meredith Graham
December 10, 2020 | 5 minute read

Look at you, getting your college applications done and submitted! Congratulations! I’m really proud of you. Thank you—I’m pretty proud of my work and my applications, too. So, what’s...

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Announcements

The 2020 Common App Guide is Here
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By Meredith Graham
September 9, 2020 | 3 minute read

Download the latest Collegewise Guide to the Common App here. Earlier this week, one of my sophomores asked me, “Wait, isn’t there some website you just fill out once then send to a...

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College Essays

Tackling the Common App Personal Essay
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By Meredith Graham
September 10, 2019 | 6 minute read

  The Common App personal essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the...

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