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Brainstorming for Your College Admissions Essay essay essay writing

Some universities are more challenging to get into than others. Harvard University boasts the lowest acceptance rate, admitting just 5 percent of applicants. Of the top 50 hardest colleges to get into in 2023, 48 accepted 20 percent or fewer applicants.

 

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How to Properly Reject a College Acceptance Offer college admission consultant college admissions consulting college advisor independent educational consultant

The college admissions process can be a stressful and challenging time for students. The good news is that in the fall of 2022, almost 18 million students in the U.S. enrolled to study for a degree at a college.

If you are one of the lucky students that got accepted, you may need to reject the...

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Cutting the Cost of College comparing financial aid packages financial aid

As financial aid packages arrive, families are faced with just how much college will cost. At many schools, self-help is up and gift aid is down. That means that colleges are offering less in the way of tuition discounts or grants, and expect families to assume a greater part of the college...

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A Comprehensive Guide to the College Admissions Process college admissions college advisor college applications

It's no secret that college applications are a daunting prospect for just about any high school senior. Getting into your preferred college is a huge deal, after all. For most people, it's one of those life milestones you'll probably never forget. 

 

While the college admissions process...

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Dealing with denial college acceptance college acceptance letters college applications

Everybody wants the euphoria of college acceptance and the sense of pride generated by the college sticker on the back windshield of their car. But what happens when you have to settle for Plan B when there will be no euphoria, just resignation. How do you help your child deal with reality?

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Taking Control in Competitive College Admissions college admissions college advisor college applications

In 2022, the college acceptance rate for United States applicants was 57.85%. Keep in mind that this is the acceptance rate on average, not specifically for the top 50 schools in the US.

 

If you are a high school senior, you are probably thinking about your future college picks. Competitive...

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Appealing Financial Aid Awards comparing financial aid award letters financial aid financial aid award letter

If your first choice college offers everything you want, but the price tag is daunting, don’t give up hope; consider appealing the award. While colleges and universities won’t encourage it, the financial aid officers are empowered to make adjustments, if warranted.

 

To appeal,...

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Understanding Reach, Match, and Safety Schools When Applying for Colleges applying to college campus selection campus visit college application plans college environment

When you start applying for colleges, you’re likely to have a few schools in mind that you’re considering. Ideally, throughout your high school years, you’ve done the research, tried to figure out what programs might be best for you, decided what you’ll likely major in,...

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Majoring in Communication Studies college major focus on majors majoring selecting a college major

It’s #2 on Princeton Review’s List of the Top Ten Most Popular College Majors - Communication Studies. Sounds interesting and marketable, but what is it, and more importantly, can it help you get a job?

 

Communication Studies is an academic field that examines how people share...

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Qualities of STEM Applicants college application plans college applications college major selecting a college major

Although overall college enrollment numbers have plateaued, or more recently, dropped, the demand for STEM degrees has steadily risen over the years. In the face of the increasing demand for qualified graduates, competition for seats in STEM programs has become far more rigorous. In order to...

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College Visit Tips To Parents college visit itinerary college visits

Touring prospective colleges is a rite of passage for many families and an important part of the college admission process. Here are some tips to help parents plan a successful college visit trip.

 

Be selective.

Less is actually more when it comes to college visits; visiting twenty colleges...

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Helping Families Plan for College: Our Evolution from Clark College Funding to Clark College Consulting college admissions college planning paying for college

Are you worried about finding an affordable college for your child? As part of our #MondayMemories campaign, I'm sharing memories about the early days of Clark College Funding and how we've evolved into Clark College Consulting to help families plan for college. In this video, I'll walk you...

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