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Monthly Archive for February, 2012

: February, 2012

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The GPA Game

As an Independent Educational Consultant, I am often asked about what the colleges are really looking for. “Does not having community service hurt my son in admissions?” “Will one poor grade kill my
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Race and Admissions

Racial preference in admissions is a delicate subject and it has been in the news recently. On Feb. 17 The NY Times “The Choice” blog ran this headline, “Discrimination Investigations End at Princeton
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College Tour

Last Friday I was in Washington, DC to see some of my students in that area and tour American University. I have toured both Georgetown and George Washington University twice but I had not had the
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College Reported False SAT Data

I don’t know what was more surprising. To read in Inside Higher Ed that a well respected liberal arts college had reported incorrect SAT data to several rankings entities or to read that Claremont