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Interested in a world-class engineering education? Check out these Boston-area neighbors: MIT and Olin College of Engineering.

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Stuck on where to begin writing your college essays? Take a look at some of our favorite supplemental essay prompts and get those creative juices flowing.

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A review of essay prompts can be a great way to prepare for the writing process. A creative prompt may just the spark a fresh perspective or a new insight about yourself. And, this new idea could go on to inspire your main essay, after you’re well rested and ready to start writing your college essay.

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The Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin are two big schools with big spirit, and two of the most popular public institutions in the U.S. Each has long, proud traditions and exemplify the big university experience. Both are big academically too and provide opportunities for students to participate in exciting research while developing their skill set.

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The SAT has ANOTHER score for me? How to make sense of the news about a new look at adversity and context in standardized testing.

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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.