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Fun Facts About Some Common Application Member Schools

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Every year around this time, we gather essay deadlines and supplemental essay questions for the 200+ colleges that are most popular with our students. We then take this information and make it available to you through AppView , which emails school-specific deadline and essay information directly to you. As a result of our research this year, we have compiled a fun few facts relating to the 2014-15 Common Application and its member schools. First up: our favorite new supplemental [...] Continue Reading…

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Satisfy an Admissions Counselor: Mary Prosecute Youn | College Coach Blog

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Every Thursday this summer, we are presenting students and families to a different member of the College Coach admissions team . Drop in to discover what we’re reading, where we all went to school, and our techniques for beginning the college essay. As you work with us to find an educational consultant who best fits your needs or maybe the needs of your child, we will help you consider the personality [...] Continue Reading…

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College Rankings from Money Magazine: What do they tell us?

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There’s a new set of college rankings on the scene, and the finance educators at College Coach are quite intrigued by them. Created by Money mag, the focus of the rankings is at the financial aspects of a college training including how much you might pay at different colleges and how much you may make after graduation.   Three categories they use to construct their search positions are [...] Continue Reading…

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Fulfill an Admissions Counselor: Steve Brennan | College Coach Blog

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This summer we are introducing students and households to a different member of the College Coach admissions team . Drop in to see what we’re reading, where we went to school, and our strategies for beginning the college article. As you work with us to find an educational consultant who best suits your needs or the needs of your kid, we will help you consider the personality and working styles that [...] Continue Reading…

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Prepare for Financial Aid as a High School Freshman | College Coach Blog

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How to Prepare for Financial Aid like a High School Freshman During my tenure as a financial aid officer from MIT, Babson College, and other schools, I read thousands of financial aid apps and talked to hundreds of mothers and fathers about how they could cover their talk about of the costs of their children’s educations. I learned very quickly that the previously a family began to think about how they would certainly pay for their children’s education, the [...] Continue Reading…

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What things to Know About the Common App 2014-15 | Part 3 | College Coach Blog

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Your personal statement in your college application is complete and your activities page looks flawless. Now it’s time to convert your attention to the “My Colleges” tab and submit your Typical Application! My Colleges: Writing Supplements So here’s my biggest pet peeve with the Common App this year. The school writing supplements can be anywhere!   While some colleges don’t require any additional works (such as [...] Continue Reading…

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Things to Know About the Common App 2014-15 | Part 2 | College Trainer Blog

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Welcome back! For those of you who have already started the process of completing your Common App, I hope you’re not encountering a lot of difficulties. Just think, in a few months, your own college application will be finished and in the hands of dedicated admissions officials who will be hard at work, crafting the Class of 2019! But for now, let’s get back to the nut products and bolts of completing your own Common App. Typical App: Testing [...] Continue Reading…

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Huge University or Small College? A College Coach Conversation | College Coach Blog

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve presented you to a number of college admissions counselors to the College Coach team. Today we take a break from that format to share something different: an email correspondence between Becky Leichtling and Ian Fisher on their educational skills, college search processes, and ideas on small liberal arts colleges. We hope you enjoy following along and maybe wondering a few questions of [...] Continue Reading…

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What you should Know About the Common App 2014-15 | Part 1 | College Coach Blog

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If you’re a rising high school mature, chances are you’ll be using the Common Application to apply to college this year.   An amazing 800, 000 students submitted 3. 45 million applications through the Common App last year, and even more students will probably take the plunge this year. Those of us in the profession know all too well about the major technical snafus the Common App experienced with the discharge of version CA4 in 2013. Paragraph breaks in the main essay weren’t displaying [...] Continue Reading…

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How to pick an Essay Topic

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The Common Application launched yesterday, allowing hundreds of thousands of college students to create their accounts and begin signing up to colleges around the country. The article portion of the Common App requires one of the most planning, the deepest thought, and the hardest work. But before you start creating your essays, it can be helpful to have a step back and reflect on who you are, what you care about, and the message you want to send to the admission officials who will [...] Continue Reading…

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