Tag: admissions

How to Write a Formal E-mail

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High School Student

There is some online communication where LOL and OMG are not appropriate. Here's how to keep e-mails to teachers, admission counselors, and other formal relationships professional. read more

Why Colleges Want Ambitious and Dynamic Students

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President and Founder of College Connections

The college admission process can be overwhelmingly competitive, so it is essential for students to distinguish themselves and stress their additional activities. read more

Organizing Your Applications

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Client Services, Carnegie Communications

When you start filling out your college applications, things can get a bit hectic. Here are some tips to stay organized! read more

Affirmative Action Still a Pressing Issue in College Admission

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Magazine Journalism Major, Boston University

An update on the Fisher vs. University of Texas case taking place at the Supreme Court. read more

Admission: Community College Edition

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Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Each college has different standards when it comes to being accepted. Applying to colleges can be stressful, but some schools are more lenient than others. One option for continuing your education is attending a community college close to home. read more

How to Narrow Your List of Schools

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Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Once you've figured out that long list of schools that you want to attend next year you'll probably be overwhelmed by the sheer number you have. Here are some tips for shortening that list without draining your wallet with application fees. read more

Social Media for Incoming Freshmen

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Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

We spoke to Katherine Cohen, founder of IvyWise, who has some great advice on how to jump-start your college life over the summer. Think social media! read more

What the Muppets Taught me About College

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Editor, Carnegie Communications

The muppets got our editor thinking about those life lessons and how they applied to college students. Here's what we can learn about college (and life) from those beloved puppets. read more

Preparing Yourself: The April Vacation Research

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Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

There's nothing better than April vacation in high school: the weather is perfect and you are just mere months away from summer. Vacation is great for kicking back and relaxing, but it is also free time to get your admission information on the right track. read more

The Pros and Cons of Applying Early

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

The early bird gets the worm. Or does it? This trite old adage might hold true at breakfast buffets and sample sales, but when it comes to college applications, this may not be the case. read more