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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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Don’t Stalk the Admissions Officer

The Choice, a New York Times blog, reviewed two recently published college admissions books  --  Don't Stalk the Admissions Officer: How to Survive the College Admissions Process without Losing Your Mind, for students, and I'm Going to College---Not You!: Surviving…

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New College Rankings from U.S. News and Forbes

U.S. News Best Colleges 2011 and Forbes America's Best Colleges 2010 have dominated the college admissions headlines recently. Not surprisingly, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale grabbed the U.S. New top three spots in the national university rankings followed by Columbia, Stanford,…

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Gender Gap at U.S. Colleges & Universities

Women have represented about 57 percent of American college students since 2000 according to the American Council on Education. At the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the student body that is nearly 60 percent female.  According to an article…

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College Admission Etiquette

Mom's advice about good manners can help you get accepted to college.   No joke!  Thank you notes (and emails) are effective ways to convey your appreciation and reinforce your interest. Many colleges track applicants' communications with admissions representatives, and may…

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