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College Application Season in Full Swing!
This fall, the big news in college admissions has been problems with the Common Application. The program that is supposed to make college applications simple has been very difficult. The Common App is working to resolve issues; if you have difficulties, try a different browser (I had a problem doing something in Firefox but it worked perfectly in Internet Explorer), or try logging off and logging in again. Evelyn’s Common App tips: 1) STAY CALM! We will find a way. 2) Don’t wait until the last minute to submit applications; plan on submitting at least 72 hours in advance of all deadlines.
Essay Tips for Seniors
Here’s some advice on writing your college essay from Bates, a highly selective college in Maine. Here are some great essays that applicants to my own alma mater, Johns Hopkins, wrote (reading good essays can help you write good essays!).
College Search Planning for 10th and 11th Graders:
–> Sophomores and juniors, take a look at your senior friends who are freaking out because they haven’t yet submitted any college apps and resolve *not* to be like them next year. That means spreading out the work – looking at colleges throughout this year, finalizing your list and starting essays over the summer, and sending applications in early.
–> Keep track of all of your volunteer, extra-curricular and work activities. Work with your church or synagogue youth group, music and/or art lessons and sports should all be on your resume.
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~ Parents of sophomores and juniors – it’s not too early to get started! Please get in touch if you would like a free initial consultation! ~
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