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Author: Janet Rosier

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What Number is Enough?

What number of applications will a college consider enough? I am beginning to think there is no number high enough. Early on in my career, I read an article by Jay Mathews, education writer for the
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Early Applications

How early in senior year do some students apply to college? Today is Oct. 1 and I have a student whose application is going in today. She was offered an opportunity to apply without a fee if she
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Test Optional Colleges and Universities

Eastern Connecticut State University has joined the growing list of colleges and universities that have decided to make the submission of standardized tests—the SAT or the ACT— optional for admission.
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The Secret “Handshake” Algorithm

by Janet Rosier, IECA Professional Member (CT) According to this article in Bloomberg Businessweek, Steve Ma of San Francisco is selling his service to parents who want to get their child into an Ivy
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Welcome to the New School Year

Labor Day has come and gone and summer is officially over. Welcome to the new school year. For high school students, this means it is time to think about college. This advice is not just for seniors.
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May 1: Deadline to Accept College Admission Offer

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
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What My Students Have Taught Me

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
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College Athletic Recruiting That Cannot be Justified

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
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U Conn Applications

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
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Cause for Alarm?

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