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  • Why do we have to write essays for college applications?

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    Why do colleges care how well you can write an essay? You can be a great student but one of your biggest weaknesses are essays. Obviously if you hate…

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  • I was waitlisted at Lehigh but accepted at Penn. How? Why?

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    Ah, the eternal question: why did my admissions season go the way it did? There can be a number of reasons:Interest: You worked harder on your…

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  • Filling out the Common App as a Homeschooler

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    As a homeschool parent, you will be responsible for filling out the school's portion of the Common Application. Here's a great rundown of common…

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  • How is the College Admissions Process Changing in 2016?

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    There are five huge changes to college admissions for the Class of 2017.1. Standardized testing--as you probably already know, the SAT has…

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  • Is it good for me to desperately want to go to a certain elite college?

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    Desperation is never good, especially in college admissions ​I am a high school sophomore with a great academic…

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  • How can I get into the Ivy League to pursue political science or international affairs?

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    Getting into an Ivy League college is difficult      ​The first question is: why do you want to…

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