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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
Feb 22, 2017 2:23 pm
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(Written by Lori McCormick)

The Common Application recently announced they made revisions and updates to their essay prompts for 2017-2018. Below are the new... More
When Is The Perfect Time To Ask For A College Recommendation Letter?
Feb 1, 2017 3:29 pm
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(Written by guest blogger, Michael Romano of MR Test Prep www.mrtestprep.com)

A college recommendation letter can help earn you admittance into the college you... More
Juniors: Thinking About College
Dec 18, 2016 11:25 am
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(written by Lori McCormick)

I have been fielding several questions from high school juniors, wondering when they should start thinking about college. My answer... More
New York College Tours
Dec 1, 2016 7:37 am
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(Written by Lori McCormick)


On a recent trip to New York City, I had the pleasure of visiting colleges I had never seen before. I had a few students in mind... More
UC extends Transfer admissions application
Nov 9, 2016 2:32 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 23,271

Good news for Transfer students!

The UC has decided to extend the deadline to apply until January.

Here is a ... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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