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by Danielle Phan, on Aug 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM

“Your mom makes WHAT for dinner?” I looked around the table of the dining hall to a circle of blank stares, a circle of peers who simply could not understand …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Aug 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM

You do something new, and you see yourself and the world differently. If you’ve had one of these moments, you will know. I once interviewed an applicant for Princeton whose …

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by Story2, on Jul 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM

In today’s admission landscape, test scores are important. But they are only one of many factors colleges consider when reviewing your application. Colleges are looking for flesh and blood students--not …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Aug 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. This is blog 5 of a 5 part …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Aug 12, 2015 4:47:08 PM

Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again? This is blog 3 of a 5 …

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by Story2 Guest Author, on Mar 5, 2015 5:55:10 PM

Now that the ACT has taken over the SAT as the most popular college entrance exam in America, parents and students find themselves asking the question of which exam should …

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by Story2 Guest Author, on Feb 18, 2015 4:45:00 PM

For over a million students every year, their SAT test day is a gloomy one. The stress, pressure, anxiety, and butterflies prove to be all too much for most 16 …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Feb 4, 2015 12:38:18 PM

There are 3 basic types of financial aid: Federally and in some cases state subsidized grants (e.g. Pell); for these you must fill out the FAFSA form. Some colleges also …

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