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“My neighbor tells me that you can’t use contractions in the Personal Essay.” That’s what I heard the other day while Zooming with …

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Running errands this morning, I saw students waiting for the bus, groups of teens walking to school and a whole lot …

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Last week’s snow made the holidays feel very real. During Thanksgiving break, college applicants and their families should relax and unwind. But in the coming …

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It’s a new week, complete with an election and no Early deadlines! If you’re the parent of a senior who’s just submitted, …

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Most of the results are in, and while some college applicants are celebrating, many students, parents and counselors are finding causes for concern. …

 

In my years as a college counselor, I have seen many bright students struggle with the questions asked by individual colleges outside …

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A road trip, some time at the pool, and the Common App Personal Essay. What more could a student want? Here are …

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It’s officially summer! Relax, enjoy, and don’t forget about college applications. Questions? unCommon Apps is around to provide answers. How do colleges review …

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Depending on their high school, students have either taken final exams or switched into summer mode—unless they’re rising seniors. Here’s what’s trending just in …

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Who doesn’t love a snow day? As I create this post, snow is swirling, students are (probably still) sleeping, and parents are …