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Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

Early Decision Applications Increased This Year

That is the headline from quite a few recent articles (here and here) and the NY Times “The Choice” Blog and the Washington Post are keeping a tally. That headline, by the way, has been repeated every

Co-ed Dorm Rooms

As an Independent College Admissions Consultant, I read several newspapers, online magazines and blogs about college admissions daily.  This is necessary to keep current and also a guilty pleasure of

Honesty Is Still The Best Policy

In one of my past blog posts, I mentioned that prospective college students will very likely have to answer application questions about disciplinary infractions at their high schools and about

First Time Back Home for College Freshmen:

This week, college freshmen will arrive home for a four day– or even longer –Thanksgiving break. For many, this will be the first time they have been home for an extended visit since they left the

Budget Cuts Lead to Online Classes for Undergraduates

As an Independent College Admissions Consultant, I give my students suggestions on what to do, what to look for and things they should ask when they are visiting college campuses.  One of the

Nothing Online Remains Private

In my last blog I talked about the implications of social networking on college admissions. Social networking sites, such as facebook, are changing the way teens communicate and I would say this

Social Networking

Social networking– Facebook, Twitter, et al is here to stay and no amount of hand wringing over these forms of communication is going to make them go away. Can Social Networking Hurt You in College

Early Decision

In my last blog post, I talked about crunch time and how so many students have an early deadline–either for Early Decision, Early Action (of one type or another) Rolling or otherwise. Now comes news

Crunch Time

For many high school seniors, this is crunch time. “How can that be?” you ask. It is only mid October. Seniors are barely through the first half of the first marking period. Even so, for many seniors

College Rankings, Part II:

Previously, I wrote about college rankings in a lighthearted way–poking fun at the predictability of US News and World Report’s rankings.  However, there is a more serious side to the rankings and