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Why This Common Essay Topic Never Gets Old for Admissions Officers

Just this week, one of my students asked me if they should write their main college essay about[...]

10 Things for Seniors to Do Before the Summer Ends

I can't believe it's mid-August and there's so much I still want to do before summer is over.[...]

5 Tips for Students Filling Out the Common App

Sunday was a big day in my household. August 1st always is. It is the day when the Common[...]

Got Family Responsibilities? Here's Why That's Meaningful to Admissions Officers

I love when there are positive trends in college admissions. It happens so rarely that it is[...]

How (and When) to Start Your List of College Essay Topics

I did it. I finally did what I tell other families to do. I started a list for my oldest child[...]

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