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College Visits

Choosing a college is a big deal. Sure, some people know exactly where they want to go because their parents and their parents’ parents went there, but for most students, the amount of options they face can be a bit overwhelming. One way to narrow down your choices is to take campus tours. While college… Continue reading

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What makes a school large or small and what are some advantages and disadvantages of each?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Sarah Contomichalos, Manager, Educational Advisory Services, LLC What makes a school large or small to an applicant is the applicant’s frame of reference. A student coming from a high school with 4,000+ students may… Continue reading

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We don’t have time or money to visit some schools I’m really interested in. What can I do?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. O’Neill, MSEd Counselor, KSO College Counselling The great thing about the internet is that there is so much information available! Take advantage of it by: 1. take virtual tours of the campus via the… Continue reading

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Why is it important for students to have a college admissions marketing plan?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. 王文君 June Scortino, President, IVY Counselors Network It is well accepted that student must find a best way to promote themselves for college admisisons. better prepare admissions will bring more options and more financial aid… Continue reading

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Who should come with you on college visits?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Angela Conley,  College Admission Expert, VentureForth The answer here lies in your personal situation. Many kids have no families or guardians. Others garner annual college tours and visits via organizations or school districts. The… Continue reading

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When should a prospective student make contact with the disability support office?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Bill Pruden, Head of Upper School, College Counselor Ravenscroft School Disability Support–Get in Touch Before You Decide While disability support is mandated by law there will always be variations and each school will operate… Continue reading

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What’s the best time to visit a college campus?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Lora Lewis, Educational Consultant, Lora Lewis Consulting You should absolutely visit when school is in session so you can experience what a campus is like in action. Without students there, even the most impressive… Continue reading

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What trends have you noticed in admissions?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Bill Pruden Head of Upper School, College Counselor Ravenscroft School In the over twenty years I have been involved in college admissions work, I have seen colleges move away from seeking well rounded students… Continue reading

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What should you do if your high school doesn’t offer advanced classes?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Johnson III No surprise, admission officers prefer college applicants who have a real hunger for knowledge and a solid personal pursuit of intellectual challenges. Also, nearly all admission officers understand that not every student… Continue reading

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What process does an application go through? How many people see it?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Bill Pruden, Head of Upper School, College Counselor Ravenscroft School The application review process varies from school to school. The less selective the school, the less extensive the review. In contrast, at truly selective… Continue reading

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