What do we expect from kids at Collegewise?

A father asked me recently if the Collegewise message was, "It's OK to expect less."  It's not an unreasonable question given how much time we spend preaching that you don't have to have straight A's, perfect test scores, or a degree from a famous college to be successful.  Still, I think he's missing our point […]

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Does the senior year count in college admissions?

Students often ask us how the classes and grades from their senior year are factored into colleges' admissions decisions.  Here's the answer.  1.  Any college you apply to this fall will ask you what classes you're taking, and what classes you plan on taking second semester.  They want to see that you're still challenging yourself.  […]

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How good writing can get you dates…and get you into college

Writing a great college essay is a lot like writing a Match.com headline.  From a great article in Fast Company: As a dater on Match.com, you have two key ways to communicate something quickly about yourself: a picture and a headline… Given the stakes, these headlines should really zing. They don’t. We examined more than […]

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