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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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Waitlisted? You're in Good Company

School Admissions

While it is certainly disappointing to be informed you haven’t been accepted, it does not mean you only have to accept the decision passively. As with any negative outcome, recognize it is not a verdict about you, and decide to use the disappointment to spur you to positive activity.

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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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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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How do I help decide the destiny of my child? PrepMatters’s in house expert, Educational Planner Jeff Knox, has some suggestions for making the most sense of all the high school information you have collected.

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Feel like applying to college is just an endless series of hoops to jump through? Maureen Delaney offers guidance on self-care through the college admissions process.

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Founding a student organization is not done on a whim. It takes planning, relationship building, and hard work. When done well, it not only “looks good” for college but also can positively impact your school community for years to come.

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Remember that your résumé will serve as a list of facts that have contributed to your unique position as a person, so tailor your résumé to represent your distinctive self –and then share your information generously with others.

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We are in the heart of the fall testing season for both the SSAT and ISEE. Additionally, students are already preparing for the HSPT in late November and early December. I took this opportunity to spend a few moments with Jeff Knox, our own secondary school placement specialist. Here are his answers to some of the common concerns of families.

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On Thoroughness

College School Admissions

College applications take a lot of work. You’ve got to fill out the form in addition to writing essays and getting letters of recommendation. You’ve got to manage deadlines and document your activities. Almost everyone is aware of those requirements, but what’s often overlooked—due to either carelessness, hastiness, or laziness—are the little details.