All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘college applications’

  • Winter At College

    Winter Break Can Help Juniors Get Into College

    If you are a high school junior, winter break is an ideal time to catch up on your college preparations or get an extra edge ahead of the competition. As a junior in high school, there are only a few months remaining before you apply …

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    The (Dis)advantage of Being First to Submit A College Application

    When should you submit your college application? Is it more advantageous to be the first or last student to apply? The answer: It often does not matter. Many seniors and their families believe a student should submit their application as soon as possible—giving the college …

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    The Only Formula for College Success

    Not all information about college admissions is true. When applying to top, selective colleges, such as those among the Ivy League, every detail must be correctly completed, as the competition leaves little room for mistakes. Unfortunately, there is an abundance of false, inaccurate, and even contradicting …

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    How to Get Off A College’s Waitlist

    Did you get waitlisted from your dream college? While it may be disappointing and even frustrating, you should not feel discouraged. As I report in a recent Huffington Post article, there are a few key steps to “dramatically increase your likeliness of an acceptance.” By …

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    The Future of College Admissions

    The field of admissions is constantly changing—leading to extensive confusion and inaccurate information. The Ivy Dean is up to date on these trends and brings truthful, accurate information to my students and families. Recently, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education released a report encouraging even greater …

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    One Tip to Save Your College Applications After You Submit

    After the submission of college applications, many students make a critical mistake: They frequently contact the admissions office. Such students do not realize that these frequent contacts can harm their chances of acceptance. Rather, students who are patient, and resist the urge to contact the admissions …

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    College Interviews: How to be Unforgettable

    Previously, I wrote about why you should always accept a college interview, as these interviews are great opportunities to personalize your applications and tell colleges more about what makes you different from other students in the applicant pool. Recently, I reported to the Huffington Post some tips …

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    Common College Application Mistakes

    Applying to college is like meeting any person for the first time: It is important to make a good first impression! Our Huffington Post article, “How Relationship Mistakes Can Help You Get Into College”, discusses how applying to college is like any relationship—one must establish a strong …

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    How to Create a Successful College Strategy: Application Positioning

    Too often, students apply to college without a strategy or any thought to what space—position—they will fill at that college. Recently, I published an article, “The Perfect Position to Get into Top Colleges”, as a guide to finding your “position” and college application strategy. Any …

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    Applying to College: The Importance of Organization

    Applying to college can be a long, complex process, so why make it any more difficult? One simple step can lead to a more enjoyable and successful admissions process: organization. In my article, “Applying to College: A Nightmare or a Dream?”, I discuss the importance of organization …

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