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Thoughts on the “New SAT”

The impetus for the new SAT appears to have come from several concerns about the existing college admission exam:  1) pricing and accessibility for underserved students, 2) unfair advantages for students whose families can afford to buy test prep, 3) … 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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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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The College Essay: Every person does have a story to tell!

When most college applicants hear the words college essay, they are filled with angst and insecurity.  In the college essay, students are asked to take a good look at themselves and convey their true qualities, in 500 words or less, … Continue reading

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A WORD ABOUT APPLICATIONS

  Any application to any school, college, university, graduate school, or place of potential employment is nothing more than an empty stage on which you are being invited to perform for your future. Although it has been designed to be warm, … Continue reading

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