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Commentary on the New SAT

Since the last significant revisions of the SAT were in 1994 and 1995, it appears to be nigh time for a thorough re-thinking of the SAT by the College Board, as was announced on Monday of this week. Given that … Continue reading

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Another New SAT

The College Board’s president, David Coleman, announced Monday that the College Board would be embarking on the development of another new SAT.  The last revision of the SAT was in 1994, when a number of changes were made (adding the … Continue reading

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IES Visit to Duke University

Students looking for a northeastern-feel university with milder weather, and who have the credentials to be thinking about the Ivies, ought to look towards Duke University in Durham, NC. Just minutes away from a truly southern university, University of North … Continue reading

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Finding the Best Fit College/University is both Intellectual and Emotional

Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, offers great advice on finding the Best Fit College.  To watch the video, click here.

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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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College Rankings: What We Learn From Bucknell

There is no need to rehash the latest SAT score report snafu by a well-respected university. Clearly college admission directors are responding to pressure to enhance their institutions’ statistics for the highest possible ranking in the annual US News & … Continue reading

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From the NACAC Study: What is NO LONGER Important in College Admission

In 1993, 42% of colleges reported that class rank was of “considerable importance” in admissions.  In 2011, only 19% of colleges consider class rank of considerable importance.  What has changed?  Many schools no longer rank at all, not wanting to … Continue reading

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AP Program Healthier Than Ever, But Diminished in Prestige

In numbers, the AP program has never been healthier: In the spring of 2012, two million students took 3.7 million AP exams, double the volume of a decade before. However, increasing numbers of colleges are questioning the basic premise of … Continue reading

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College Admissions: Deferred. What does that mean? What should I do?

A deferral indicates that the admissions committee either needed more information about you to make a concrete decision or wanted to consider you with the general pool of applicants as a regular admissions candidate. In other words, it’s not a … Continue reading

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More On NACAC Study on Factors in College Admission

After the top three factors in college admission (#1 Grades in college prep course, #2 Strength of curriculum, and #3 SAT/ACT scores) what are the next most important factors? According to the recent NACAC study, the next most significant factors, … Continue reading

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