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Common Application Update & Reminders

The Common Application released these statistics (as of December 15, 2011) along with 2010* comparisons: Individuals Applicants  411,799 (+19%) Submissions  Applications  1,372,017 (+20%) School Reports   976,745 (+58%) Teacher Evaluations   1,640,864 (+57%) *compared to 12.15.10 REMINDERS: School Forms Delivery If you…

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From Hogwarts to Brown

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson have played Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, in the entire Harry Potter film series, based on the books by J. K. Rowling. Of the three, only Radcliffe had previously acted in…

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Legacies Have Leg Up in College Admissions

Ever wonder about legacy preferences in college admissions?  Richard D. Kahlenberg’s book “Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions" examines legacy admission practices at a number of institutions including Brown, Princeton, Harvard, Penn and Dartmouth. The Choice…

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The Early Decision Advantage

How much of a better chance does a student have by applying early decision? "Usually a lot better." Steve Cohen, in his blog, shares acceptance statistics for a number of selective colleges offering early decision programs. The blog discusses…

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