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What Colleges Look For

How to Navigate Demonstrated Interest
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By Collegewise Staff
November 12, 2019 | 7 minute read

    What is demonstrated interest and why do we have it?  People like to talk about applying to college as if it’s like dating. You find someone you like (a college), and you send them a...

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5 Things That Don't Impress Colleges
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By Kevin McMullin
September 24, 2019 | 2 minute read

While the most successful college applicants took their college planning seriously, they didn’t measure every decision in high school against the yardstick of what will look good to...

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Is It Worth It?
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By Kevin McMullin
March 13, 2019 | 2 minute read

The newswires—and the college admissions community’s social media posts—were filled yesterday with the breaking story of a 25-million-dollar scheme to help wealthy parents buy their...

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Which Classes Should I Take?
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By Katie Sprague
March 12, 2019 | 3 minute read

Your list of classes and your accompanying GPA provides a nice summary of your high school academic career, and it’s one of the first things college look at while reviewing applicants. ...

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How To Interact With Your College Admissions Officer
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By Megan Carlier
November 13, 2018 | 4 minute read

Chances are, if you're applying to college or just starting your search, you'll have the opportunity to interact with an admissions officer. And you definitely should. Many colleges...

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Q&A: Community Service and College Admissions
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By Kevin McMullin
October 17, 2017 | 1 minute read

Nicole asks:“How much weight do schools place on service trips? It seems as if they are reaching an over-saturation point, that I might call ‘excessive volunteering.’ Do colleges see...

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