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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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This past week the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) released a survey of the "Top 10 Strengths and Experiences Colleges Look for in High School Students." The survey reflects the collective opinions of the...

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Why Should You Visit? I don't think there are many of you out there that would buy an expensive pair of jeans or a new car without trying it out. You can read about it, look at pictures, but you really don't know how it fits...

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Everyone loves a great bargain, especially when it comes to college tuition. It is a little known secret that there is a small group of colleges in the U.S. that offer a free education. There is one caveat though; some do charge...

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On Tuesday, Dr. Phillip Ballinger, Director of Undergraduate Admission at UW announced that the admissions office was adopting a new policy that would affect students applying this year. Beginning this fall, UW will adopt a "pooling"...

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If you are anything like me, you have grown tired of hearing about certain colleges that seem to grab the spotlight. If you are interested in taking a deeper look at some colleges that fly under the radar, but are arguably just...

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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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