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The Final Lap

California’s high school seniors (and increasingly non-Californian high school seniors) will be eating  turkey, yams and mashed potatoes and gravy in the glow of a computer screen, as they complete their University of California (UC) applications.  Any parent who believes that Thanksgiving will be an incentive to finish college applications early will be sorely disappointed.   In fifteen …

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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 PostsWhen Considering Student Loans… Ahead of the Curve: December 3, 2013 The “Inside” Track on College Admissions, Especially To The Ivy League The ‘Tweet and a Quarter College Essay A Life Lived in Greatness

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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 PostsAhead of the Curve: January 23, 2014 Guest Post: Advice for Dads from their Daughters this Father’s Day Maybe a Summer-Slide Is Just What the Doctor Ordered? How to Reduce the “Yuck” in Preparing for the SAT & ACT Making the Most of Back to …

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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 PostsQuality in Education isn’t an Entitlement Guest Post: “I Changed My Major Five Times”: Advice from a Harvard College Dean …

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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 Selection: It’s an Imperative Will the $10 Billion Deficit in Pension Obligations Affect the Quality of UC Education? “Open Your Eyes!” Working With Financial Aid Financial Aid Reality Check (That Won’t Cost Your Checkbook)

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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 …