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Writing the Common App Activities List During a Global Pandemic

At first glance, the Activities List seems like a straightforward section of the Common Application; a simple place to list up to 10 extracurricular activities and describe your personal involvement and contributions.  In reality, it is one of the unique opportunities for an admissions committee to gain an understanding of who you really are as a person and to see beyond your GPA and test scores. ...
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College Planning Resources During COVID-19

UPDATED: October 1,2020 During this time of uncertainty families are being inundated with daily updates from colleges, testing organizations and many other entities. We, too, are working hard to stay up-to-date on what feels like a non-stop flow of emails and social media messages informing us about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting - and will impact - the college planning process for the ...
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From Pee Wee to Post-Secondary: Athletics in College

  The pictures above are worth a thousand words. Although I enjoyed running around on the soccer field, my athletic career ended in eighth grade when I realized I enjoyed Drama Club more than sprints (my giant, wire-rimmed glasses and green scrunchie thanked me). Meanwhile my brother, Ryan, (the strapping six-year-old with the baseball bat) has maintained his athletic involvement to the present ...
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