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What Colleges Look For

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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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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Inside the Admissions Office at Tufts, NYU, and Georgia Tech
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By Lauren Nicholson
October 6, 2017 | 1 minute read

Did you know that the admissions offices at some of your favorite universities regularly blog about what really happens after you press submit? Yes, really. And we're highlighting some...

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Five Ways You Can Still Improve Your Admissions Chances
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By Kevin McMullin
May 13, 2016 | 3 minute read

Juniors are just a few short months away from officially applying to college. And while there are lots of last-minute strategies that just don’t work (please don’t found a club or two...

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Five Things that Don't Impress Colleges
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By Kevin McMullin
October 23, 2015 | 2 minute read

I’ve often written that while the most successful college applicants took their college planning seriously, they didn’t measure every decision in high school against the yardstick of...

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