Advice for Seniors

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Admissions, Advice for Seniors

The Advantages of a Mock Interview

Some colleges offer the opportunity for an applicant to engage in an interview with either a member of the university staff, a current student, or an alumni as part of the college admission process. In a previous blog post, we outlined why the interview is important, and 4 steps to mastering it. However, an important part of mastering the college interview is participating in a mock interview.

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Advice for Seniors, Financial Aid

Seniors: Do This So That Your Financial Aid Awards Aren’t Delayed

By now, hopefully, your main financial aid applications (FAFSA, CSS Profile) are submitted. For those of you who applied under an early admission program, you may have already seen some financial aid awards. Think you’re done? Sorry: there may be more roads to travel. The colleges and government sure can make this financial aid process convoluted.

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Admissions, Advice for Juniors, Advice for Seniors, College List

Three Types of “Safeties” You May Want to Have on Your List

If you aren’t already aware, college admission counselors use the term “safety school” to mean a college where a student has a very good chance of being admitted, based on data from previous years. It typically refers to a student’s chance of acceptance, but did you know that there are other types of “safety schools” and it might make sense to consider adding them to your list for various reasons. 

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Admissions, Advice for Seniors, Essay Writing

The New Covid-19 Essay: Do or Don’t

This year, many college applications, including the Common Application and the Coalition Application, have added a new, optional essay prompt about Covid-19. The essay allows students the opportunity to explain how their lives were impacted by the pandemic. There’s a big question in the world of college admissions about how and if students should respond to this optional essay prompt. But, at the end of the day, as with much of the college application process, it comes down to students trusting their intuition.

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Admissions, Advice for Seniors, Tours and Visits

New College Exploration Options and Why You Should Do Them

Around the country, a good number of colleges and universities are not offering campus tours right now. So what does that mean for rising seniors wanting to visit colleges? Short answer is: you can’t. Perhaps you could drive there and walk around the campus with your mask on, but formal college tours are largely not being offered this year. However, colleges are doing their best to accommodate students who want to learn more about, and possibly apply to, their school.

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