Posts made in February, 2013

Common Application Releases 2013-14 Essay Questions

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Application Process | 0 comments

Common Application Releases 2013-14 Essay Questions

The good news is the essay questions are very broad. The bad news is that there is no longer the option to choose “topic of your choice.” Although the Common Application will now enforce a word limit on personal statements next year, the minimum will be 250 words and the maximum will be 650 words. Below are the questions and a link to the official public statement by the Common Application.

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What students can do now to prepare for the college process

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Application Process | 0 comments

What students can do now to prepare for the college process

Commit to your classes. By now you have heard it dozens of times: Your junior year grades matter a lot. It is true. College admission personnel will focus on your performance in this year’s core academic classes. Your first semester is now behind you. How did you do? Are you proud of your effort and results? Set new goals for the second semester and plan a schedule that allows success. If you need a tutor for a difficult class, get one. If too many extracurricular commitments dragged down your grades, consider taking a break from one or more non-favorite activities.

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