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Let's Try This Again: Tips for Transfer Students

Completing the college admissions process is a milestone that many students are happy to put behind them. However, an astounding one-third of college students find themselves completing the process a second time as a transfer applicant. There are a variety of valid reasons to transfer universities. You may have had a change of heart about majoring in business and need to switch schools to pursue ...
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Parent to Parent: Tips for College Visits with Your Teen

I’m an Independent Educational Consultant who loves my work guiding students through the process of sorting out the thousands of choices they have for college.  I’m also the mom of two teenagers who have, or are going through, this very same process. The first time I went through college visits with my older son, I thought it would be easy to remember the distinguishing features of each school ...
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Q&A With a Former Admission Director: What Are Colleges Really Looking For?

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New Survey Finds What Colleges are Really Looking for in Applicants

The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) released this month its ranking of What Colleges Look for in High School Students, based on an annual survey of nearly 2,000 independent educational consultants. While grades and standardized test scores are near the top of these annual rankings, a number of significant changes and surprises are challenging the assumptions about college ...
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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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