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Excited about your team winning the national championship? Not so fast, at least not if you're getting ready to apply to that school for college. Ned Johnson and Maureen discuss the impact of March Madness and other unexpected factors on college admissions.

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In breaking with the curricular structure of traditional academia, these three venerable institutions exemplify what they teach their students, which is to pursue excellence in the path they choose to follow. Each has outstanding programs that work well for independent-minded and well-motivated student.

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This coming Wednesday, May 1, is National College Decision Day. This is the annual deadline by which almost all college applicants must choose an undergraduate school. Here are a few pointers to remember, now that you’ve likely made your decision about college.

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For students interested in the visual and performing arts, finding strong arts programs is a priority. Two of the best can be found at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts in Pittsburgh.

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Waitlisted: Keep Calm and March On

College School Admissions

Waitlisted at your first-choice college? Educational Counselor Maureen Delaney offers strategies for being proactive and taking control of the waitlist admissions process.

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Educational Counselor Katy Dunn offers some helpful Dos and Don'ts for getting the best possible letters of recommendation for your college application.

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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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Using your course registration freedom strategically to build your brain and your college prospects.

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Two of our most popular schools offer one of the most popular majors with students today. There are many schools that offer courses and even majors in business, but not all offer a B.B.A (Bachelors of Business Administration) degree. That’s part of what distinguishes these programs. The other part is the quality of the programs themselves.

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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.