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In the Midst of College Admissions, Brilliance is Born

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The Daily Academic Dilemma Director: Surya Sundararajan with an assist from Hubbubbaloo Creative Related PostsDepth Over Breadth? Changes to Subsidized Direct Student Loans for Fall 2012 1140% = Increase In College Tuition Since 1978 The Free-For-All in University of California Admissions Ahead of the Curve: January 23, 2014

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Early Admissions: “The New Normal”

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In what’s increasingly becoming an “Arms Race” of admissions, more and more students are applying early admissions.  The higher admit rates during early admissions in comparison with the regular decision period seemingly indicates greater chances for admissions.  For the current Class of 2021, 14.5% of Early Action applicants to Harvard were admitted, while during Regular …

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The Dilemma of Every College Applicant

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Do you know what you want?  Well, do ya… Related PostsGuest Post: Don’t Overlook The Food It’s Possible to Sleep In High School AND Be Admitted to College Economic Recovery? Education is a Delicate Balance Community College Transfers Increasingly Enroll at Multiple Campuses

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College Admissions: An Unexpected Treasure

In a recent text conversation with Megan, a second year student at MIT, she reflected on the benefits of the college application process.  _____________________________________ Creative Marbles Consultancy: Any advice for seniors going through the application process, especially when applying to MIT? Megan: While it’s hard, I think they should try to enjoy the application process …

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College Admissions: Controlled Chaos

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How college applicants view college admissions officers   And, how college applicants view themselves: Then, how parents of college applicants feel: For all, Sir Winston Churchill offers sage advice: ‘Cuz in the end:   Related PostsAs You Commence… FAFSA Changes Release Date Ahead of the Curve: All About Financing A College Education Plagiarizing Doesn’t Happen …

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Harvard’s Going to Admit Less Kids to “Play”

Everyone knows someone’s daughter’s boyfriend’s cousin’s auntie’s neighbor’s niece who was a 4.0+ GPA, perfect 1600 SAT scoring, president of her class who didn’t get admitted into the university of her choice.  Being admitted to college only on one’s merits is a persistent expectation, despite the evidence of “worthy” students being denied admissions every year. …

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College Admissions Season is Now Open

Is she mad? She just ate her first pop-tart! Related PostsCollege Degree: Gateway to Financial Prosperity or Not? Guest Post: Follow Your Instinct to Choose a College College in the Twenty-First Century “How Do I Select Colleges for Application If I Don’t Know My Major?” Where is the “Middle” in Middle Class?

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A Goodbye Note That Never Ends

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  About the author: Ashley is a recent graduate from Rocklin High School and leaves home to attend Oregon State University in ten days. Leaving for college is difficult, as any book, article, or adult worth their salt will agree. Despite the fact only four or so months will pass before reuniting, it’s impossible to …

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Moving Across the Country for College

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  I am grateful to join DC’s network of go-getters. I am drawn to the vibrancy of the city and the intellect of the citizens (just as I was 4 months ago when I visited). I feel I have a lot to offer and I am confident in my ability to adapt to this new …