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College Applications

Pre-submit Panic
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By Kevin McMullin
October 27, 2021 | 2 minute read

Seniors, if you’re rushing to complete your applications for November 1 early deadlines, here’s a tip meant to calm, not terrorize you. Expect to panic.

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How to Craft the Perfect College Application
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By Meredith Graham
October 20, 2021 | 5 minute read

We get questions on this topic all the time. How do I write a perfect essay? How do I create a perfect application? How do I become the perfect college applicant? Well, here’s the...

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In the Room Where It Happens: What Does Committee Really Look Like?
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By Sam Joustra
September 22, 2021 | 5 minute read

If you’ve seen the 2013 movie Admission starring Tina Fey, you’ve gained some insight into a representation of an admissions committee. The operative words there are “a representation.”...

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The 2021 Common App Guide is Here!
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By Meredith Graham
September 9, 2021 | 3 minute read

Oh hey! It’s that time of year again—it’s time for this year’s update of our Common App guide! Creating this free guide has become an annual tradition for us at Collegewise, and sending...

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Five Application Management Tips for Parents
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By Kevin McMullin
September 8, 2021 | 4 minute read

I spend a lot of time here reminding parents that your most important college-admissions-related job is to be the parent of your applicant. Love your student unconditionally. Remember...

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An Overview of Learning Differences and Disclosing on Applications
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By Amy Chatterjee & Christina Mangano
August 11, 2021 | 5 minute read

Editor’s note: August can be an exciting time of year for rising seniors. The Common Application officially goes live for the upcoming year, ushering with it the start of application...

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