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The college admission process can be a long, winding road but an experienced IEC can smooth some of the bumps and make the process a bit easier. Think about it and then make the decision that is right for you.

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Both Drexel and Northeastern understand that they are offering more than academics to their students. They are cultivating and enhancing students’ preparation for life and careers.

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Waiting for College Decisions

College School Admissions

The college admission process is longer for some than for others, but the length of the race is not really what counts.

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Watch the Seniors

College Life Skills

One great way to learn something new is to watch someone else do it first.

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Jeff Knox, PrepMatters' Director of Educational Planning, discusses the decision by the University of Chicago to make standardized tests optional for undergraduate applicants.

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PrepMatters has just released the 2018-2019 edition of its Top Colleges Requirements Chart. Having prepared and presented it for a decade or so, it would be easy to look at it and think it’s the “same old, same old” -- but not so. Although the columns have remained largely the same, it nonetheless bears witness to a number of changes in the college admissions scene. Over the years, the most notable change we’ve seen is in the number of colleges and universities that no longer require standardized testing of any kind as a requirement for admission.

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The 360° on Demonstrated Interest

College School Admissions

Investigate, ask questions, and show some love to your schools. Above all, however, keep in mind that informed, educated decisions are likely to yield the most positive results.

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Letters of recommendation confirm your strengths and distinguish you from other students. As your teachers talk about you as a whole person, they also offer third-party support for the narrative about yourself that you share in your college essay.

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Early Decision & Early Action notifications are beginning to arrive. If you are awaiting a response to your early college applications, here is what you may hear back, what it means, & some next steps you can take.

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Seniors: Stay in the Game

College Life Skills

The college search is one big plan, so position yourself to go the distance. It’s a long season, and each step along the way is important to your ultimate goal of finding your #1 college.