Adam’s Take: How to Rock Prefrosh Facebook Groups
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Adam’s Take: How to Rock Prefrosh Facebook Groups

I know what you’re thinking: we already had on a post on this. Yes, you’re right. BUT, there were several things we didn’t talk about…

A Case Study: Diversity of Schools in the L.A. Region
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A Case Study: Diversity of Schools in the L.A. Region

Coming from a small town in the non-Bay area region of Northern California, I found that there weren’t very many institutions of higher education around….

The Real College Checklist: The Experts Tell It Like It Is
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The Real College Checklist: The Experts Tell It Like It Is

Yeah, yeah, I know: you guys are sick of a bunch of rowdy college kids telling you about college admissions. I get it. But do…

What’s Up With Waitlists?
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What’s Up With Waitlists?

Growth of Waitlists Anticipation for college admissions decisions is dreadful; it heightens stress levels and becomes overwhelming really quickly. For many students, it is such…

The Real College Checklist: Wait…How Far Is Too Far?
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The Real College Checklist: Wait…How Far Is Too Far?

“You are from Tunisia? Is that in Italy?” Mahmoud Ghedira, a freshman at Wesleyan University, sighed as he heard this question and waited for the…

The Real College Checklist: Sports Schools, A Touchdown or a Fumble?
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The Real College Checklist: Sports Schools, A Touchdown or a Fumble?

We all had dreams of attending some giant, sport-obsessed university at some point: the tailgating, the football games, the thousands of screaming fans, the hoards…

The Real College Checklist: The Perfect School Versus the “Brand Name” School
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The Real College Checklist: The Perfect School Versus the “Brand Name” School

Congrats on getting into college! Woooooo! The ridiculously early soccer practices, the hundreds of hours you put in babysitting, the twenty-seven club meetings you juggled…

Admitted Students Day: The One Time the Colleges Are Trying to Impress You
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Admitted Students Day: The One Time the Colleges Are Trying to Impress You

You did it! Not only have you received acceptance into college (way to go!) you have actual choices for where to go! But wait! How…

The Real College Checklist: Rah Rah Rah, What the Heck Is School Spirit?
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The Real College Checklist: Rah Rah Rah, What the Heck Is School Spirit?

“School spirit”: it’s a term that’s thrown around a lot nowadays when it comes to higher education. People talk about it when discussing college athletics,…

Wanted: High School Juniors Looking for a Fabulous Blogging Opportunity
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Wanted: High School Juniors Looking for a Fabulous Blogging Opportunity

***NOTE: THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2013 ADMIT/DENY BLOGGING OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED.*** Are you a junior in high school? Are you looking to gain more…

The Real College Checklist: Does the Location of a School Actually Matter?
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The Real College Checklist: Does the Location of a School Actually Matter?

College is all about the classes, friends, parties, dorms, and food right? You know, the typical things you think about. Well, you might be wondering…

From ‘Subway’ to Pool Boy: How To Find a Summer Job
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From ‘Subway’ to Pool Boy: How To Find a Summer Job

Getting my work permit once I turned sixteen was one of the most exciting moments for me in high school. That little paper meant I…

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