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Why Choosing a College Is Like Buying Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year, folks. That’s right...Girl Scout Cookie season is here! I had the pleasure a few months ago to attend a talk during the IECA Fall Conference given by Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, the largest council in the United States. After listening to her inspiring talk about the effect Girl Scouts has had in creating young entrepreneurs ...
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What to do While You Wait for Your College Admission Decisions

The perilous moment when your finger hovers over the “Submit” button has passed. College applications are in. Deadlines have come and gone (or will soon). Now what? We wait… And wait… No! There is much to be accomplished after “Submit.” Do not fall into the trap of “being done.” Instead, consider these tips for channeling any nervous energy while you wait for your college admission decisions.
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5 Tips for Facing Your Deferred Admission Status

They say the early bird catches the worm. You had your Common App essay done before summer break. You were the first one in line to ask for your teacher and counselor recs. You were sitting for your ACT and SAT while your peers were still thinking about their PSAT scores. You were hitting “submit” on your applications while your friends were arguing which Stranger Things character they would be ...
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7 Questions Students with Learning Disabilities Need to Ask When Applying to Colleges

With more than 4,000 public, private, and for-profit colleges and universities in the United States, searching for the “right college” can be time-consuming, stressful, and often chaotic. If you’re a student who happens to learn differently, this task can seem downright overwhelming. Yet, it actually can be a very rewarding experience. Remember, the college search process is a journey of ...
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Demonstrated Interest: 8 Ways to Show Your College List Some Love

Demonstrated interest -- the term that describes how interested a student appears to be in a particular college -- is one of those mystery components in the application process. When it comes to a college making your admission decision, does your interest in attending matter or not? The answer to this question, as with most questions regarding the application process, is “it depends.”  
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