Category Archives: Researching Schools

Let’s Talk About “Demonstrated Interest”

“Demonstrated interest” is a term often used in college admissions, referring to serious an applicant is in attending a particular school.  There are many ways a student can demonstrated that he or she is interested in attending. Traditionally, interest has … Continue reading

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Campus Visits

Visiting colleges is the best way to get exposed to different types of schools and to get an up close look at what really goes on at a college. If your schedule and budget permit, plan a road trip to get … Continue reading

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Identify The Best Type Of College For You

Juniors, it’s understandable if the college search process seems a bit overwhelming right now. While there are thousands of two and four year schools in the US, you’ll be able to narrow down which schools you should explore further if … Continue reading

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Don’t Listen To The Rankings

Researchers at Challenge Success, a nonprofit organization based at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, released a white paper this past fall that calls into doubt the value of widely used university rankings. The group’s findings indicate that college rankings rely on measures … Continue reading

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Intro To Application Deadlines

You have a number of admissions’ deadline options. If you’re considering early decision, early action or rolling applications, this is the time to focus on completing these applications. It’s also essential to look beyond these deadlines to the regular round … Continue reading

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Summer Tips For College Bound Rising Juniors

Rising juniors, next fall will be the start of a busy school year, so here are a few thoughts for how to spend time this summer getting yourself ready: Work on a test prep strategy: Determine which test or tests … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Attend A College Fair

Spring college fair schedules are now available. Attend a college fair and meet admissions reps from a long list of schools at fairs in your own town or in a town nearby. Here’s how to get the most out of college … Continue reading

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