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Common App Supplement Essays Require Real Creativity

Are admission officers getting bored by reading the usual “my favorite activity” and “why I want to go to Wonderful University” essay prompt responses?  Whatever is the cause, some colleges are throwing applicants a curve with supplement essay prompts that … Continue reading

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Glitches Plague Common App

. The Common Application, with over 500 client colleges and universities, launched its first all-digital form on August 1, 2013.  Since the inauguration of this new application, students have complained about a myriad of problems:  difficulty getting to the individual … Continue reading

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Seniors: Get Writing!

I am working with seniors now on their Common Application essays.  One boy is struggling with a topic.  He fees his life has been too normal to be of interest to anyone but himself. There is still lots to dig … Continue reading

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“Cornell University, Ithaca NY is one of many Common Application member colleges with ‘stealth essays’ that don’t appear until college-specific questions have been answered… ‘Undecided’ is not an option for selecting one of Cornell’s colleges or schools. You have to … Continue reading

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Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … Continue reading

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The Most Complex Higher Education Entrance Process in the World

Virtually all of this year’s college admission decisions have been made and communicated to students. The increased variety of admissions plans (rolling, early decision, early action etc.), applications deadlines, test requirements, and the bewildering non-pattern of reply dates make our … Continue reading

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Welcome, CA4! – Essential Information for High School Juniors

Applicants applying to colleges this coming fall and winter will have the all new Common Application, fourth version, at their fingertips, the result of two years and $8 million dollars spent on research and development. Its most significant feature is … Continue reading

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What are the essay prompts for the 2013-2014 Common Application?

The Common Application Board of Directors announced today its new essay prompts for the 2013-14 Common Application. The prompts are: • Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application … Continue reading

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