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What Colleges Look For

The College Admissions Stories of 2020
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By Casey Near
December 30, 2020 | 4 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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What Hasn't Changed This Fall
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By Annie Behari
July 30, 2020 | 3 minute read

Seniors, what’s still in your control?! You’re probably thinking that you are doomed. After all, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic that has severely affected our country in...

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What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t) for 2020 Admission
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By Ian Parker & Nicole Pilar
June 16, 2020 | 5 minute read

Historically speaking, we live in a peculiar time. It’s the advertising age; the virtual age; the “pics or it didn’t happen” age. We’re in the Fyre Festival Era, when perception does...

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Credit/No Credit in High School Coursework
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By Casey Near, Arun Ponnusamy, and Paul Kanarek
June 9, 2020 | 6 minute read

A note: we wrote this piece in April 2020 for our counseling and secondary education colleagues, as they navigated decisions around going Credit/No Credit in their districts and...

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"Juking The Stats"
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By Kevin McMullin
December 10, 2019 | 1 minute read

"You show me anything that depicts institutional progress in America, school test scores, crime stats, arrest reports, arrest stats, anything that a politician can run on, anything that...

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