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Here’s a fun math problem: If a college applicant applies to 20 schools, each with a 5 percent admission rate,...

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Even if you’re not particularly inclined to check the history of each school, you will want to seek, and be...

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Transitioning from High School to College

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At her parents’ urging, Catherine Peterson began looking at colleges in her sophomore year, beginning with a visit to Bates...

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Preparing for the College Interview

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Prepare for the college interview with practice and research. Relax and reveal yourself. Express yourself in writing with a resume...

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Please don’t post pics of your turkey dinner. Don’t Instagram your far-flung family with photos of your goings-on while ignoring...

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A recent blog of mine focused on the Nobel Prize award in Physiology or Medicine 2017 to Hall, Rosbash, and Young “for their discoveries...

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SSAT at Home, Part Two: Verbal As many parents remember, and as many teenagers are regrettably learning, a strong vocabulary...

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California dreaming! That was Elena during her last years of high school as she contemplated where she wanted to go...

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Why Parents Should Act as Consultants

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You just have to study more. Work harder. That’s it. Just buckle down, put in more time, and you will...

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Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago are both highly regarded academic and research institutions and, in addition, share...