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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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My applications are submitted, now what?
Nov 30, 2017 1:57 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,725


(written by Lori McCormick)

I field this question frequently, so I figured it was worth sharing a few general tips to help guide you through those next steps:

1. Check... More
College Interviews
Oct 2, 2017 3:20 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 8,785

College interviews are a perfect opportunity for you to find out more about the college and for the college interviewer to learn more about you. I recently asked... More
The Common Application: essay advice from the source
Aug 23, 2017 3:50 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 6,327

(from the Common Application's Counselor's email listserve)

This year the Common Application revised and rolled out (some) new essay prompts.... More
University of California Augmented Review Policy
Aug 20, 2017 2:21 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 7,044

Taken from the UC Counselors and Advisors Bulletin:

UC Regents adopted an Augmented Review Policy, effective for the 2018-19 admission cycle which allows campuses... More
College applications are open!
Aug 1, 2017 6:27 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,556

(written by Lori McCormick)

August marks the start of college applications becoming available for 2017-2018.

The Common Application, which over 700 colleges... More
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