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Archive for August 2019

THE COLLEGE GAP YEAR

STUDENT RESOURCES FOR TRAVEL, VOLUNTEERING & LEARNING DURING TIME AWAY FROM SCHOOL by our expert Emilie Cushman Long popular in places like the United Kingdom and Australia, gap years have gained traction in America in recent years, with the recent news of first-daughter Malia Obama taking one before starting at Harvard University only heightening interest.…

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College Planning Checklist for Student-Athletes

by James A. Osborne Are you thinking about playing college sports? If so, here’s what you need to do to get ready. First, you need to know more about the three NCAA® divisions: Division I is the biggest and most competitive NCAA division. Colleges that compete in Division I must offer scholarships—many cover full tuition—to their student-athletes.…

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How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation

by James A. Osborne Colleges often ask for two or three recommendation letters from people who know you well. These letters should be written by someone who can describe your skills, accomplishments and personality. Colleges value recommendations because they: Reveal things about you that grades and test scores can’t Provide personal opinions of your character…

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Applying to College: Your Counselor’s Role

The first in my family to go, I made my own path Alex, college senior Alex did his own research on how to apply to colleges and find financial aid. When it’s time to fill out college applications, your school counselor plays a central part. You’re the one in charge, though — it’s up to…

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The Facts About Applying Early: Is It Right for You?

by James A. Osborne About 450 colleges offer early admission plans. Under these plans, students can apply to colleges early — well before the usual deadline — and get a decision early. Some students who apply under these plans have a better chance of getting in than they would through the regular admission process. Colleges…

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College Application Timeline: 12th Grade

By James A. Osborne Want to know if you’re on track in the college application process? This checklist shows you what you should be doing, and when. Download/print this checklist. Fall Narrow your list of colleges to between five and 10. Meet with a counselor about your college choices and, if you haven’t done so yet,…

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Applying to College: FAQs

Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about applying to college. When should I start? The summer before your senior year is the best time to start. Most students do the majority of their application work in the fall of their senior year. See a college application timeline for seniors. How…

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5 Things You Need to Know About College Admission

by James A. Osborne You can get in. Really. College admission isn’t as competitive as you might think. Fewer than 100 colleges in the U.S. are highly selective, which means they accept less than 25 percent of applicants. Close to 500 four-year colleges accept more than 75 percent of applicants. And open-admission colleges accept all…

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College Applications: How to Begin

by James A. Osborne Applying to college is a big job, but you can make it easier by breaking it down into a series of small steps. The initiative that I took on my own for college applications was I learned the college application process, I went online. I also talked to my advisors. But…

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How to Finalize Your College List

by James A. Osborne Once you’ve made a list of colleges you’re interested in, the next step is to narrow down the list to colleges you’ll apply to. Most counselors recommend that students apply to five to eight colleges — more than that usually doesn’t make sense. Here’s how to make your college list manageable.…

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