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Janet Rosier

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May 1: Deadline to Accept College Admission Offer

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May 1 is the universal “Day of Acceptance”. Today is the day you have to choose which college you plan to attend from the colleges that have accepted your application for admission. You can only choose one college and send in your deposit to that college. Sometimes, families are confused and believe they have the […] [Read More]
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What My Students Have Taught Me

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I have heard teachers say that they learn a lot from their students and that is one of the best parts of the job. I, too, have learned from my students and I can only echo the sentiment-it is one of the best parts of my job as an Independent Educational Consultant. A few months […] [Read More]
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College Athletic Recruiting That Cannot be Justified

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As an educational consultant who helps high school students through the maze of college admissions, I have had the opportunity to work with many different students including those who apply to colleges where an audition or a portfolio will weigh heavily in the admissions decision. I have worked with athletes through the recruiting process, which […] [Read More]
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U Conn Applications

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According to the Hartford Courant, applications to the University of Connecticut have increased by 10% and the average SAT scores are up as well.  I am not surprised– U Conn has a lot to offer its students and can be an affordable option for many students. And, like many popular colleges, they have been seeing […] [Read More]
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Cause for Alarm?

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This is a good example of an article or news story that gives information but may leave the reader confused. The headline is kind of alarming: “Study: 4 in 10 Finish College Where They Start” The article states that this study found “Fewer than half of all students who entered college in 2007 finished school […] [Read More]

Major Problems with the Common Application

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The Common Application, which has been around since 1975 and now has over 500 colleges as members, underwent a comprehensive overhaul and made its debut on August 1, 2013 as the CA4. Having participated in a webinar back in May, I was aware of the proposed changes, including big changes to the essay, and was […] [Read More]

Students and Social Media

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I, and many others, have been writing about students—both in secondary school and college—and what happens when they share too much on social media.  I wrote here three years ago that what students say on social media can come back and haunt them when it comes to college admissions. That was followed two months later […] [Read More]

College Rankings

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It’s the beginning of the new school year and the beginning of the “application season” for the Class of 2014. Right on time, we have the new US News and World Report College Rankings. College Rankings, or any rankings, are only as helpful as the methodology—what information they gather and how they weight that information—they […] [Read More]
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