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Avoid the Senior Slide

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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, Senioritis– however you name it, it is not a good idea.  Seniors may think that because they have sent in their […] [Read More]

No Double Deposits

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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 National Reply Deadline. If you were admitted under any other admissions policy except binding Early Decision, May 1 […] [Read More]

The Most Competitive College Admissions Year Part II

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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 rates for about one hundred selective and highly selective colleges and universities. The list gives the number of applications the institution received, […] [Read More]

April Campus Visits

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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 colleges–will they say yes or no to their offer of admission. To help students make that decision, colleges offer admitted student events. These can […] [Read More]

The Most Competitive College Admissions Year

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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 to be “the toughest college admission year on record”. The NY Times “The Choice” blog has a box with […] [Read More]
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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]