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by Will Geiger, on Jul 16, 2020 12:00:00 PM

“We read applications holistically.” I can’t recall how many times I said that as an admission officer. I probably said it hundreds of times per year in presentations to students, …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

What should you not write in a college essay? When I read college application essays as a faculty advisor to the admissions committee at Douglass College, Rutgers in the 1990s, …

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by Will Geiger, on May 19, 2020 2:28:31 PM

COVID-19 has added complexity to the already stressful and confusing process of college admissions. With grades, activities, and standardized tests all up in the air, colleges are scrambling to adapt …

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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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by Will Geiger, on Nov 5, 2019 3:57:44 PM

I carefully folded the papers so that they fit inside the envelope. Once the envelope was properly stuffed, I licked the back of the envelope, tasting the distinctive glue, and …

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by Will Geiger, on Nov 1, 2019 1:42:00 PM

Learn how to write successful essays for UC essay prompts with our guide! Ideally the admissions process is an opportunity for exploration and reflection (and not simply a year of …

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by Will Geiger, on Oct 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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 with …

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