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As colleges build a well-rounded class of students, they often shape the class by drawing on an assortment of angles and special abilities. Communicate your strengths so that your story will make you a standout.

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Preparing for the College Interview

School Admissions

Prepare with practice and research. Relax and reveal yourself. Remember to express yourself in writing by sharing your resume and writing a thank you note.

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BU, NYU, and USC all offer highly regarded theater performance programs. To get in, however, you must show that you ‘have the goods’ both academically and theatrically.

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Tulane University have always had somewhat of a dual identity: enjoying a certain popularity but still looking for greater academic respect outside of the south. These two schools have always enjoyed popularity, but in recent years they have truly spread their wings. Today their national reputations reflect their growth and academic muscle.

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Freshman Year: Remix

Life Skills Schoolwork & Studying

Now that you’ve got the hang of high school, it’s a good time to take stock and tinker with your routine. Educational Counselor Maureen Delaney offers tips for making freshman year even better and setting the stage for future success.

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“College Cousins” has become one of our most popular tools in helping students and families identify that fit that is just right. They are clear, fun, informative, and well-researched, and we're so lucky to have Beth Provinse pull them together for us. Some will be familiar to those who have researched the college landscape: our take on Williams and Amherst gets a lot of interest. Other comparisons highlight hidden surprises.

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Contrary to the old cliché, familiarity with these universities breeds nothing but respect. These two proud universities do our region proud.

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Preparing for College

College Life Skills School Admissions

Many changes are ahead, and one change that is less evident than dorm life is your academic time zone. By zone, I mean your approach to how, when, and what you study

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Perfect Now

College School Admissions

As counselors, we try to forecast what we can, knowing that there is only so much within our or the student’s control. The rest is left up to fate or the admissions gods or whatever – but not to us.

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Law students have always come from a variety of backgrounds. The typical incoming class has its fair share of political science and history majors, but it also includes scientists, artists, and business experts, among many others. As diverse as their paths to law school might have been, however, these students always had one thing in common: they all took the LSAT. Not so very long ago, every law school in the US required the LSAT for admission, and none accepted anything else.