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Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

Students tend to identify themselves as good at one of two academic categories: math/science or humanities. They think of themselves as either a “math person” or an “English person,” and parents often help foster such thinking, considering the two studies distinct and...

Your College Major Versus Your Vocation/Career

Your College Major Versus Your Vocation/Career

As a college counselor, I always ensure that I gather pertinent information about a student (and family’s) college goals before making recommendations. Some of that information includes: High school transcript Testing profile (standardized tests and scores) Resume of...

The College Essay

The College Essay

Summer has already begun and for our rising seniors (Class of 2016), it is the season of the college essay. All across the country, sixteen and seventeen year olds are struggling to find the five hundred words that will capture their unique selves and make them stand...

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Public versus Private School Admissions

Public versus Private School Admissions

Until recently, the stereotypical distinctions between public and private school admissions were relatively clear-cut. Because of the large volume of applicants and the larger sizes of these institutions, public schools based their admissions on numbers: GPA and...

The Activity All Students Must Do

The Activity All Students Must Do

Passion is a big buzzword in college admission. The #1 recommendation on US News and World Report for creating a “killer college application”? Share your passion. This represents a relatively new trend in which college admissions boards have shifted from looking for...

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