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Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

Avoid the Senior Slide

For high school seniors, it is all but over. According to the calendar, classes may be going on for another six weeks or more, but many seniors have mentally left the building. Senior Slide,

No Double Deposits

The deadlines for college admissions are all over the map with Early Decision, Early Action, Rolling etc. (see my blog post of Oct. 14).  But one date is universal to all of the colleges–May 1 is the

The Most Competitive College Admissions Year Part II

Many newspaper headlines have breathlessly given us the news that this has been the most competitive year for college admissions. The NY Times “The Choice” blog has published a list of the admissions

April Campus Visits

April is a busy month for colleges and universities. They have completed their admissions decisions and notified students. Now they are in a waiting mode for the students’ decisions for the

The Most Competitive College Admissions Year

As predicted by yours truly, in my blog posts of Feb. 8 and Dec. 21, the headlines everywhere are about how this was the most competitive year for college admissions. Ever. The Daily Beast declares it

The Wait List

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

X-Rated College Classes

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

Another Admissions Error

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

Harvard Reverses Itself-Will Allow Early Applications

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

Congratulations, you have been accepted…Oops!

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