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The Wait List

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By the end of this week, high school seniors all over the country will know which colleges have accepted, rejected or wait listed them.  Being wait-listed can feel like you are in limbo. The college hasn’t rejected you but it also hasn’t accepted you. What should a wait-listed student do? If a student still wants […] [Read More]
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X-Rated College Classes

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I couldn’t help but click on the article in The Daily Beast– the headline was about Northwestern University’s Live Sex Class. Oh brother. The article stated, “On Feb. 21, after a lecture on sexual arousal, students in Northwestern University psychology Professor J. Michael Bailey’s human-sexuality course were given the option to stay for a guest […] [Read More]

Another Admissions Error

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The NY Times is reporting that yet another university has mistakenly let students know that they were admitted.  This time it was the University of Delaware. According to the Times, “When the applicants accessed the university’s admissions portal, My Blue Hen Home, which only recently went online, they were presented with a link to a […] [Read More]

Harvard Reverses Itself-Will Allow Early Applications

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In 2006, Harvard University decided to stop offing early admissions–for Harvard that meant they would no longer offer non-binding Early Action. According to the Harvard University Gazette, the reason for the change was this: “The college admissions process has become too pressured, too complex, and too vulnerable to public cynicism,” said Harvard interim President Derek […] [Read More]

Congratulations, you have been accepted…Oops!

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The waiting game is down to the last few weeks for high school seniors and by the first week in April, students should finally have all of their college acceptance decisions in hand. For those who were accepted Early Decision, their wait was over in December. Some students already have a few acceptances under their […] [Read More]

Scholarship Scams

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Now that applications are completed and submitted, many students will begin their other round of applications–for scholarships. This article in the Washington Post does a great job of explaining the many ways that students and families can get scammed.  It can begin as early as when the families fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA is […] [Read More]
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