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Advice for Parents

How Parents Can Help When a College Says No
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By Liz Gyori
March 10, 2021 | 5 minute read

Author’s Note: Although this post targets parents, my hope is that anyone who works with parents and students may find these ideas, based on hard-won experience, useful and shareable. If...

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Choosing a College

How to make a final college decision (without visiting)
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By Patti Miller
March 3, 2021 | 4 minute read

We’re getting closer to Decision Day, the deadline for seniors to officially submit their acceptance to their college of choice. With that on the horizon, lots of students are asking how...

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College Research

The Collegewise Guide to Women's Colleges
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By Casey Near
February 24, 2021 | 4 minute read

Author’s note: this letter also appears at the opening of our updated Guide to Women's Colleges, which you can now find on our Resources page.

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Choosing a College College Research

Spring Campus Visits Are Probably Overrated
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By Arun Ponnusamy
February 17, 2021 | 3 minute read

As a college counselor in a precedented year, my meetings with juniors right now would include planning spring break campus visits, maybe even one of those full-fledged road trips that’s...

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What Colleges Look For

Major Myths, Busted
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By Verónica Leyva
February 10, 2021 | 7 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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What Colleges Look For

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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