Tag: College Acceptances

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A River Runs Through It

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The late winter run-off from 12 years of school melting during the latter half of a high school senior year can create an emotional flood. A confluence of Senioritis and waiting for college admissions responses quickly overruns the levees built during a senior’s youth-limited life experience. Seniors decry, “When will I hear from colleges?” or …

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College Acceptances Are Like the Oscars for Seventeen Year Olds

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Receiving a college acceptance letter can feel like a Sally-Field-Oscar-Acceptance-Speech moment.  ;> Cheers to everyone receiving more than one! Related PostsAging Doesn’t Have to Mean Old Moving Away to College May Be More Complicated Than Expected How to Make the Most of A Campus Tour: Creative Marbles in Chicago College Tuition Rises and So Does …

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What If’s?

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The What If’s seem more than the I Know’s when applying to college.  While teens are the ones applying to college, parents have their own unique doubts, as they watch from the sidelines while their seniors complete college applications. Work colleagues who often share their opinions about college can further fuel parents’ second-guessing.   But, just …

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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 …

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CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Creative Marbles Consultancy Class of 2016 for acceptances to: American University Arizona State University Baylor University Boston College Boston University Bryn Mawr College California Lutheran University Cal Poly, Pomona Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo California State University, Channel Islands California State University, Chico California State University, Fullerton California State University, Long Beach California …

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Denied and Qualified

When the #1,256 ranked student at your high school gets into a highly selective university and you don’t: Related PostsThe Final Lap The (*$%^&@!) YOWCH of College Admissions Guest Post: Advice about the College Essay from a Graduated Senior to The Class of 2013 “College is too expensive” or Is It? California’s Budget Shortfalls: Consider …

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Leaving the nest

About the Author: Joe is a member of the Creative Marbles Consultancy and the Hubbubbaloo Creative team. He shares his experience transitioning into his first year of college away from home.   Sacramento was my bubble, it was all I really knew.  My life was school, having fun with friends, and large Filipino family functions—a weekly …

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They’re Called Growing Pains for a Reason

Seniors all over the country, who are facing May 1st deadline to officially enroll in a college may be at times surly, reclusive, exuberant, talkative, manic, anxious and exhausted – sometimes changing moods within one breath – personifying the complexities of going to college. Zafrin, one senior in the midst of choosing a college, recently …

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Rules of Dating…I Mean, Choosing a College

Open houses, admit days, and overnight stays for prospective students are like the blind dates of the college application process. No different than arranging and primping for the first date in order to make a good impression, months have gone into planning these annual events. Workshops are arranged, rooms are reserved, student hosts are trained, …

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Fat Envelope Torture

Each spring, somewhere in the bowels of college admissions offices around the country is a network of diabolical admissions officers executing their annual conspiracy – Code Name: Fatty. Related PostsAcademic Cheating: No Simple Explanations Guest Post: A First Year Reflection The Modern “Starving” Student Senior Year Is Not Supposed to Be Stressful Avoid the Crowds