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by Will Geiger, on Jun 22, 2022 9:29:22 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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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Oct 4, 2021 12:52:16 PM

Common Application essay prompt #2: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 24, 2021 6:16:30 PM

As we update these essay questions for the Class of 2022, it's hard to know what will happen with the Delta variant and the spread of COVID this fall. Here …

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by Will Geiger, on Jul 24, 2021 5:35:32 PM

The University of Michigan, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the flagship public university in the state of Michigan and has over 46,000 students. Though you might be most familiar …

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by Will Geiger, on Jul 24, 2021 5:23:15 PM

The University of Chicago or “U Chicago” is a large research university located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. It is well-known for quirky essay questions, which should not …

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by Will Geiger, on Jul 24, 2021 1:36:02 PM

Learn more how to write successful essays for UC essay prompts with our self-paced courses! Ideally the admissions process is an opportunity for exploration and reflection (and not simply a …

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by Will Geiger, on Dec 23, 2019 10:31:00 AM

...But we had more qualified applicants than we can admit. Your decision will be postponed until the Regular Decision round. We recognize that this is not the answer you were …

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by Will Geiger, on Dec 6, 2019 10:41:06 AM

A few years ago, I was at the end of an information session about Kenyon College, where I worked in admissions, and was opening up the floor for questions. I …

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