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Author: Janet Rosier

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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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Teenagers Jumping

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

Major Problems with the Common Application

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

Students and Social Media

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

College Rankings

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
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Future Women Engineers

I would never have known how divided girls and boys toys were if I had not had two sons before I had my daughter.  We had plenty of boy toys in the house, although at the time I think I considered
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