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What Colleges Look For

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 | 6 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 | 2 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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How to Navigate Demonstrated Interest
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By Collegewise Staff
November 12, 2019 | 8 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 | 3 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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