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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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I know what you are thinking seniors - it is all downhill from here until graduation.  You have officially enrolled at your future college and you are ready to coast to the finish line.  But there is a little something you might...

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The Washington Post put out an article this week highlighting 5 common myths about college admission.  While many of them are worth pointing out, I do believe that the forth myth is the most important to keep in mind.  As you...

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According to an article released by the Associated Press today, the Princeton Review company no longer claims that their SAT test preparation course can boost SAT scores by 255 points. After an investigation by the National Advertising...

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Too many people think that a student has to have every ounce of their summer planned in order to impress college admission officers.  Instead of trying to do it all, colleges want to see that you are pursuing something meaningful,...

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There are several upcoming opportunities to interact with college admission professionals in the Seattle area. If you are a high school sophomore or junior, this is a great way to informally learn more about a college, as well...

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May 5, 2010 (Arlington, VA)  – At least 240 colleges and universities still have space available for qualified freshman and/or transfer students and nearly all have financial aid to offer, according to the results of the National...

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This past week, UW President Mark Emmert announced that he would be resigning to take a position at the NCAA next fall. His announcement comes at a time when UW is in the midst of a bit of turmoil, where one third of the state-funded...

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Today is D-Day for high school seniors – a day that is filled with angst and apprehension. Students are emotionally teetering between their high school years and a day that will mark the next stage of their academic career. Students...

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Surprised? With so much attention in the press focused on the top tier schools and their plummeting admit numbers, many high school students would be led to believe that no one is being admitted anywhere. Not true. If you look...

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A recent article written by Jacques Steinberg of the The New York Times has generated much controversy about the value of a college consultant.  The article attempted to point out that there is a gross difference in the professionalism...

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