Does your high school have a “drop” option?

At most colleges, students can jump in and try a course for a week or two to see if they like it.  If they decide they don't want to take it for any reason, they can "drop" it, meaning they officially drop out of the class.  As long as they do so within the specified […]

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How to make peace with the college admissions process

As college decisions begin to arrive in the next few months, some students are going to feel that they weren't treated fairly, that other seemingly less qualified students were admitted instead of them.  It's important to accept that the system of college admissions–deciding who gets in and who does not–is not perfect.  The same can […]

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Another reminder for seniors

For seniors, whether you're scheduling a college interview, reserving spaces for a reception a college is holding locally, making arrangements for a campus visit, or even just calling the admissions office with a question, please remember one thing… Don't let your parents do it for you.  You should be doing these things yourself.  Colleges will […]

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Proof that colleges want YOU

Yes, we've all heard about is the competition for admission.  But it's important to remember that most of the over 2,000 colleges in the country have plenty of room.  In fact, they're spending a lot of money to attract students, and I don't mean just the straight-A, perfect SAT-scoring violinists-who-invented-photosynthesis kind of students. Here's an […]

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A tip for nervous seniors

What you do in college will be much more important than where you go.  So if you're feeling nervous while you're waiting for your college decisions to arrive, if you're anxious about who's going to say, "Yes," here's a tip.  Daydream about what you're going to get to do in college, not where you'll get […]

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