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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.” We...

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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 it...

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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 that...

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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 season...

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Applying to College This Fall? Make Sure You're Running the Right Race
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By Kevin McMullin
July 14, 2021 | 2 minute read

If you’re a senior preparing to apply to college this fall, you’ve probably been advised, nudged, or even nagged to “work on your applications over the summer.” It’s good advice. We’ve been...

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You *Can* Sit With Us: A Mean Girls Approach to the College Application Process
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By Sam Joustra
June 23, 2021 | 6 minute read

The Mean Girls movie just celebrated its 17th birthday on April 30th, and it’s going off to college this fall like many of you. (In other news, I feel OLD.) This is one of my all-time...

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