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By John Raftrey And Lori McCormick

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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 and COVID-19
May 13, 2020 2:14 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

The Common Application, which is used by over 800 colleges, is adding a new question to their 2020-2021 application this upcoming... More
Colleges still accepting applications
May 5, 2020 9:50 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 3,360

(Written by Lori McCormick)

Did you apply to college and are not satisfied with your outcomes?

Did you have a change of heart and decide you want to apply... More
Decision Day during a global health pandemic
May 1, 2020 12:20 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 253

(written by Lori McCormick)

National Decision Day is today. This means that high school students across the country have until the end of the business day commit... More
The University of California’s flexible policies during COVID-19
Apr 2, 2020 3:29 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 5,082

(written by Lori McCormick)

Yesterday, the University of California announced that they are going to ease up on admissions requirements for the current 2020 and... More
Accepted or Rejected Let's All Be Supportive During Decision Month
Mar 4, 2020 8:41 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 4,176

Written by John Raftrey

This post is for both students and parents.

For the student:

This is going to be a tough month.
Almost every senior will get a... More
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