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Two Winning College Application Essays

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On Friday I wrote a post with four recommendations on how to do well during a college interview. Another key component of the nerve-wracking miserable-making adrenaline-laden college application process is the common ...
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5 Questions to Ask Students on Your College Visit « Applying To ...

5 Questions to Ask Students on Your College Visit « Applying To ... | Applying to College - Estrela Consulting | Scoop.it
Ask questions on college visits. Don't just talk to adults — ask the students who go there. Why? 1. You're going to choose where you'll spend the next four years of your life. It's an important decision.
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Top Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities

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Top Pennsylvania Colleges - A list of the top 19 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.
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Why Apply for College Grants | college-grants1.com

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If you're one of the college students has only been considering student loans and who has not considered college grants and scholarships as a viable way to pay for college, take a look at these reasons for applying for a ...
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Should Colleges Stop Giving Credit for High A.P. Scores ...

Should Colleges Stop Giving Credit for High A.P. Scores ... | Applying to College - Estrela Consulting | Scoop.it
Dartmouth College has recently announced that it will no longer give college credit to students who score well on Advanced Placement tests.
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To Raise Graduation Rate, Colleges Are Urged to Help a Changing Student Body - New York Times

To Raise Graduation Rate, Colleges Are Urged to Help a Changing Student Body - New York Times | Applying to College - Estrela Consulting | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor To Raise Graduation Rate, Colleges Are Urged to Help a Changing Student Body New York Times In an effort to improve the college completion rate and fend off new regulations, a commission of the nation's six leading...
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Fewer students are applying to Boston College

Fewer students are applying to Boston College | Applying to College - Estrela Consulting | Scoop.it
26 percent fewer students have filled out applications since the required essay section was added for application to BC.
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Ag colleges enjoy enrollment boom - Capital Press (subscription)

Ag colleges enjoy enrollment boom - Capital Press (subscription) | Applying to College - Estrela Consulting | Scoop.it
Capital Press (subscription) Ag colleges enjoy enrollment boom Capital Press (subscription) At those colleges and elsewhere, today's agriculture students come from both urban and rural backgrounds, are more ethnically diverse than they used to be...
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Seeking College Application Essays About Money - New York Times (blog)

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Seeking College Application Essays About Money
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This is open only to people who are applying to college this year.
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Philip Greenspun's Weblog » Advice to those applying to college

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Your dad says that you're applying to college. Remember that nearly all careers in the U.S. now require a graduate degree. Nobody will ever ask where you went for undergrad. It is not especially helpful to go to a prestige ...
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Column: What it's really like to apply to college - Wicked Local

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Column: What it's really like to apply to college
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Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How to Fix It) - The Atlantic

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Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How to Fix It) The Atlantic The furor over student debt in this country takes aim at a noble cause -- quality education at a good price -- but obscures an even nobler cause, which is...
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Dealing with Rejection from College Applications - Fastweb

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Here are some tips on dealing with rejection from the college interview and application process and what your next steps should be after a knock-back from your first choice.
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Applying to College (Again) - ADD Forums - Attention Deficit ...

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I forgot how difficult and time consuming it was to apply to college. I think it's harder the second time because I have to pay for the transcripts and everything from my previous college. Kind of irritating.
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College Grad Rick Santorum Insists That Colleges 'Indoctrinate ...

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In the wee small hours of the morning, you no doubt find yourself wondering what happened to the motley cast of characters from the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary. Have they gone off to star in their own unsuccessful ...
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Colleges with the Lowest Student-Faculty Ratios - U.S. News & World Report

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Colleges with the Lowest Student-Faculty Ratios
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When It Comes to College, Green Means Go - Huffington Post (blog)

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When It Comes to College, Green Means Go
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When the green arrow appears, seniors are supposed to be able and go do the things that we were doing before Common App went live. Instead, it is a scary moment that means there is ...
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Why the College Search Process Is Broken - Huffington Post (blog)

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Why the College Search Process Is Broken Huffington Post (blog) In the fall of their senior year in high school, most students will submit applications to 5 to 10 schools (some up to 20 with the ease of the Common App) -- each one costing an...
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EDITORIAL: Liberal arts colleges are losing their value - Oakland Press

EDITORIAL: Liberal arts colleges are losing their value
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A liberal arts education has long been considered a key to entering any job or profession.
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Avoid nostalgia when writing application essays | USA TODAY College

Avoid nostalgia when writing application essays | USA TODAY College | Applying to College - Estrela Consulting | Scoop.it
Writing college essays that reflect on the past without becoming too nostalgic.
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College Application Tips - ABC7Chicago.com

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ABC7Chicago.com College Application Tips ABC7Chicago.com Bill Motzer, VP of Admissions and Career Services at Lake Forest College, and Christy Weiss, Educational Consultant and previously Director of College Counseling at Loyola Academy in...
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Brooke's curator insight, December 5, 2013 1:19 PM

College Application Tips

            Because I am right in the middle of completing my applications to the schools I will be applying to, this article and video was perfect in helping me remember some of the most important parts and tips to have the best possible application. A big part of the application is the essay; this is where students explain why they should be accepted to that school. A great tip this website gave was to read your essay out loud. This will help make sure that the 17-year old voice comes through. In the essay, you want to make sure to show how you stand out from the crowd and why you should be picked for their school.

            Another tip is to list your activities in the order of importance. Rather than listing everything, give what is most important to show that you understand who you are and what your values are. Schools are looking to see what you will bring to the community of their school and how you will thrive. This article also talked about scholarships and how to achieve the best ones available.

            I chose this article because it stood out to me. Instead of just describing what to do, it gave tips to help make your application the best. This is valuable to me because all of the information it gave applies to me and what I’m going through. It’s important to be thoughtful about the process and this helped me remember this.

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Still Seeking College Application Essays About Money - NYTimes.com

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A clip from the Marketplace Money public radio program about the Your Money team's continuing search for what college applicants are writing about money.
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Common-App-enstein - Huffington Post (blog)

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Common-App-enstein
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Why did I want to go to these colleges? They were in locations I quite frankly dismissed. Although they all offered interesting courses, there was nothing that ...
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Commentary: So you’re finished applying to college ... now what? - The Buffalo News

Commentary: So you’re finished applying to college ... now what?  - The Buffalo News | Applying to College - Estrela Consulting | Scoop.it
Congratulations, you’ve sent in the last of your applications and you are ready to lie back and relax. Wrong. For you and all the other seniors in your position, the college application process is still going.
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