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Perspective in the Time of Decision
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By Casey Near and Arun Ponnusamy
April 7, 2021 | 4 minute read

We know there are seniors around the country (and world) who have admissions offers in hand but still find themselves looking backward and wondering, “What if…?” Parents and other adult...

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Will Colleges Look At My Social Media?
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By Arun Ponnusamy
March 26, 2021 | 4 minute read

For many of us during the pandemic, our social life needs were met by our social media feeds. Usage of these platforms skyrocketed as #quarantinelife led many people to seek meaningful...

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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 | 6 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 | 5 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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