College Admissions & Graduate School Admissions News & Blog

Dartmouth College just announced today that on the one hand, they are creating new programs to "expand their outreach efforts to target international students," but at the same time are cutting back on international travel due to budget cutbacks. Maria
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A study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth found that 25 percent of college admissions offices admit to using search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN to research potential students and that 20 percent look for the same information
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Around the first week of March, admissions offices at top colleges sort through all their deferred candidates in order to see how many they will ultimately admit. Much will depend upon the strength of their applicant pool for regular admission
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The Academic Index is a formula the Ivies use predominately for recruited athletes (not to be confused with applicants who happen to have played sports in high school; if you're being recruited, you know who you are!). It combines SAT
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The Harvard Crimson noted today that Harvard will honor the new SAT Score Choice policy: http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=526072. Dean of Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said that Harvard admissions will embrace the Score Choice policy and he believes that it will reduce
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By: Mimi Doe and Michele Hernandez Since last summer, and all fall, we’ve been asked by the press, parents, and anxious students if we felt early applications would drop due to the financial crisis. Over and over, we’ve said NO,
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By: Michele Hernandez In October, the College Board launched a new standardized test for eighth graders. "ReadiStep" is a shorter and easier version of the PSAT designed to measure students' readiness for rigorous high school courses and later, college. You
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Many students think that doing hours of community service will get them into top colleges, but that's no longer the case. The truth is that many high schools REQUIRE community service, so it's hard to tell who put their heart
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Did you know that the November 1st Subject Tests are the only time to take language tests with the listening component?  It's not too late to sign up -- the late registration deadline is around October 10th.  Subject tests are
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Most college early deadlines are coming up soon: November 1, although a few are still November 15 -- you have to check. Don't worry though -- as long as you POSTMARK your application by November 1, it will not be
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