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Posted on Sep 18, 2013 - 10:25 AM | College Admissions | Comments (1)

In her book I’m Going to College – Not You!, Jennifer Delahunty, dean of admissions at Kenyon College, has a great line about college admissions: “College admissions turns all of us, no matter how smart or experienced, into stumbling idiots.”   That’s because applying to college can be confusing, fast-paced, and stressful. And many people don’t make their best decisions under such duress.   The Stress of College Admissions   Students face many stressful situations when applying to college, including:   · &nbs... More

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Admissions | Comments (0)

This is the Good News/Bad News blog, in which we go over how to respond to the good news of an Acceptance Letter and the bad news of a Rejection Letter. Let’s start with the good news.   Responding to an Acceptance Letter   Reply in writing the same way they contacted you – either letter or email. Let them know that you’re happy to be admitted and will let them know your decision soon. Review every financial aid offer and send deposits to the school of your choice. Withdraw all other applications from colleges you... More

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Admissions | Comments (0)

Although “student swirl” sounds like a poorly named dessert, it’s actually a trendy word in college admissions. It describes how more and more students are viewing the college experience.   What is the Student Swirl?   Student swirl means that students no-longer see education as a 4-year process. They see nothing wrong with getting a bachelor’s degree in five or six years. They research plenty of college before applying, but don’t really narrow their list. To them, college is fluid, and transferring colleges, switching majors and taking online classe... More




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