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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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This year the Common Application will not go live until August 1st, which is a month later than last year. There are several changes to the application this year, which include questions about language proficiency and religious...

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According to a survey released by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, private colleges will increase tuition and fees by an average of 4.5% during the 2010-11 year. While college tuition hikes continue...

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I saw an article this week in The Choice, an education blog dedicated to the college admission process in The New York Times. The writer shared some thoughts about her recent visit to Middlebury College with her daughter and posted...

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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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