Tag Archive: high school students

May 07

Skipping The College Tour

It’s highly recommended you read this article before you begin visiting colleges. “It’s challenging to imagine attending a college we haven’t seen yet, so visiting the campus — to take a tour, meet students, get the lay of the land — seems like a prerequisite to making a good decision. But visiting a college is …

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Apr 08

Five People Worth Talking To On Your College Visit

Don’t just sit in on the college’s presentation or just take the guided tour! “Most college visit advice focuses on the immediately practical: Ask the admission office what activities are available to you. Check to see if appointments are needed in advance. Leave plenty of time for parking. Take pictures. Take notes. And above all …

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Apr 02

5 Questions Asked By a Harvard Admissions Interviewer

”’What have you read recently?’ With this question, Bayor says she would try to determine how intellectually curious and engaged in the world the students were. “You want someone basically who is already at an adult level in terms of their ability to have a conversation, their ability to have many, many topics that are …

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Feb 19

Nearly 40,000 Apply To Harvard – College Class Of ’21

“Applications for admission to Harvard College rose to nearly 40,000 this year, with a record 39,494 students applying, up 1.2 percent from last year…. Countering a national trend, interest in the humanities has been rising at Harvard. This year, applicants with an interest in the field saw a 3 percent increase from last year’s applicant …

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Jan 29

Don’t Fear General Education

“One area that seems most elusive is information about a college’s ‘core curriculum’ or general education program…. Why is information about the general education program so mysterious? Why don’t colleges devote time and energy discussing their core curriculum? I think the answer probably lies in the fact that most prospective students and their parents think …

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Jan 22

Seize Your Possibilities For Real College Success

This is a very interesting blog to read, as a high school student or as a college student. “When your attention is focused on getting into college it’s easy to forget about what happens after you’re admitted. The excitement of getting a ‘yes’ easily blots out thoughts of how to be successful once you’re on …

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Dec 04

A Guide To Getting A Bachelor’s Abroad

“While graduate programs have long attracted international students, undergraduates are seizing upon the vast opportunities to enroll in foreign colleges for a complete bachelor’s degree. The number of options to do so is growing by the year.”  Click here to read more.

Nov 13

Colleges are paying to get personal information on students — here’s how they’re using it to make admissions decisions

“Just as companies pay for consumer data to make informed decisions, it turns out, colleges and universities do the same, according to a report by non-partisan think tank New America.,,, The report also explained how colleges rank students based on this data. Admissions teams individually score students’ likelihood of becoming an applicant, being admitted, and …

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Nov 06

Letters of recommendation: An unfair part of college admissions

“But ironically, many of these calls for reform seem to overlook, and even re-emphasize, one of the biggest barriers to college admission at selective institutions: The letter of recommendation, which is either required or recommended by over 1,100 of the 1,943 four-year, private and public universities that grant degrees and admit freshmen, according to federal …

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Oct 30

How To Make Sense of College Rankings

Frank Bruni of the New York Times writes about rankings. “Rothwell, who is now at Gallup, conceded that even the best rankings were ‘deeply flawed.’ ‘They don’t measure learning outcomes,’ he told me, ‘and it seems to me that that’s probably the chief goal of higher education: to teach people.’… ‘We should not overlook the …

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