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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Sep 1, 2017 1:16:20 PM

The Common Application is run by an unwieldy committee of admissions officers from all types of colleges. This year they took a major step backwards, expanding a simplified list of …

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Topics:College

by Will Geiger, on Nov 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM

“If only he had interviewed, visited, or at least sent us an e-mail...then maybe he could have been admitted...” I remember thinking when reading Jack’s file. In many ways, he …

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Topics:High School and College

by Tyler Nakatsu, on Nov 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The goals of this application are to reflect your unique interests, experiences, capabilities, and pursuits. Towards this end, is there anything else you would like us to know? (250 word …

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Topics:High School and College

by Story2 Guest Author, on Nov 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The summer before my senior year of college, I helped edit a paper phone book. My supervisor Mike, a technical writer, worked on the design and content strategy. I proofread …

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Topics:career

by Carol Barash, PhD, on Oct 25, 2016 1:38:47 PM

With so many colleges offering versions of Early Action and Early Decision, one of your strongest admission moves when figuring out how to get into college is to get your …

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Topics:High School and College

by Story2 Guest Author, on Oct 24, 2016 12:44:11 PM

This past summer on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), I worked with College Summit peer leaders, high school seniors, to craft their personal essays for …

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Topics:High School and College

by Story2 Guest Author, on Oct 21, 2016 2:55:07 PM

This blog is part of a series featuring supplemental college admission essays written and approved for publication by Story2 students. This essay by Ricardo, a graduate from NYU, was chosen …

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Topics:CommunityHigh School and College

by Story2 Guest Author, on Oct 20, 2016 1:29:59 PM

For high school seniors, applying to college can feel like an entirely new experience. It requires students to think critically about who they are and where they’re headed, perhaps for …

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Topics:High School and College