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Janet Rosier

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Test Optional Colleges and Universities

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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. Students who feel that their test scores are a good reflection of their academic potential may submit them. However, students who feel that their test […] [Read More]
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The Secret “Handshake” Algorithm

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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 League college. Or for a little less money, a “top” college. He knows the secret handshake. Or, in this case the […] [Read More]
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Welcome to the New School Year

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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. All students should be aware that the most important part of your college application is your transcript. This […] [Read More]
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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]