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Amber Gilsdorf

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College Admission Testing in the Era of COVID-19

“What should I do about testing?” 
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7 Unique, Weird, and Downright Awesome College Traditions

Traditions can be a marvelous thing. They ground us to the past, inspire nostalgia, and occasionally make absolutely no sense whatsoever. The traditions below fit all of said categories, but best of all, provide a fun distraction from current events! Enjoy!
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College Admissions? It will be okay.

We’ve been here before, I think as I sit down to reflect on the current state of the world. Okay, maybe we’ve not been exactly here before - hunkered down, sheltering in place, fearful of the invisible coronavirus - but we have faced adversity before. Maybe not all together as a collective global society, but certainly in small samples sizes.
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Dos and Don'ts of Appealing a Financial Aid Award

Ah...February. The month of Hallmark’s favorite holiday. Also the month during which colleges will start to send out financial aid information. Quick caveat: this will only be for the schools to which your student has already been accepted. Colleges with April 1 notification dates will package the financial aid with the acceptance information.
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How to Make Your Résumé a Powerful Application Tool (Part 2): 5 Helpful Tips

Ahhhh yes…the résumé. An often times optional part of a college application submission process. Incredibly, this unassuming word, with its two accented ‘e’s, can cause accented stress on an applicant (see what I did there, eh?). This article - Part 2 of a 2 part series on résumés - provides five helpful tips for crafting your résumé.
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