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Useful Websites on College Admission

on Mar 07, 2019 at 08:35 PM in College Search

Some of the free resources Tish utilizes in initiating a search are highlighted here. Use this list of Notable Colleges to jump directly to the websites of several dozen colleges.

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UCLA Transfer admission stats, by major

on Sep 26, 2016 at 03:46 AM in College Search

Accurate stats on how many students applied and are accepted to transfer to each school and program at UCLA, updated annually by UCLA.

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29 Great Colleges for B Students and How to Get In

on Sep 23, 2016 at 05:47 PM in College Search, College-bound Seniors

29 Great Colleges for B Students and How to Get In: Generally, the better your grades, the more college options you'll have. However, some students are under the false impression that you need to get straight A's to get into a wonderful college. Students stress and worry that a few B's will sentence them to an inferior university.
Fortunately, you don't have to worry that getting B's will prevent you from going to a good school. There are a number of excellent colleges that admit B students.

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"Public Ivies" or the very best state universities

on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:25 PM in Merit Aid, College Search, College-bound Seniors, Financial Aid

Where are your chances of admission highest among the best public universities?

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Snapshot of Financial Aid at Selective Colleges

on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:13 PM in College Search, College-bound Seniors, Financial Aid

On her DIY blog, Michelle Kretzschmar emphasizes colleges that accept at least 50% of applicants and graduate at least 50% in four years at a private college or five years at a public university or an engineering program. But in this list she looks at more selective colleges, but still from the perspective of net cost to the student.

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Top Places to get a Bachelors Degree Overseas

Top Places to get a Bachelors Degree Overseas
on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:28 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Search

Consider an education abroad: Top Places for American Students to get a Bachelor’s Degree Overseas.

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Early Decision (binding) and Early Action Admission Programs

on Sep 14, 2016 at 06:27 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Search

Two IECA members, Jeff Levy and Jennie Kent, annually compile and update stats on Early Decision (binding) and Early Action admission programs, which they share with colleagues. The chart reveals whether an admissions advantage is conveyed to students ready to commit to having their applications reviewed before regular cycle deadlines.

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Demonstrating Interest

on Sep 18, 2014 at 03:14 PM in Interesting Articles, College Search, College-bound Seniors

Schools often refer to this as the “interest quotient,” and admitting students with high scores on this measure can improve a college’s yield rate, and in turn, its ranking.

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How to Pick a College - Don't Use U.S. News and World Report

How to Pick a College - Don't Use U.S. News and World Report
on Apr 22, 2014 at 09:37 AM in College Search

Malcolm Gladwell demonstrates the flawed methodology of the U.S. News and World Report’s annual listing of the “best” colleges. A college counselor explains why relying on these rankings can send a college search wildly off-track.

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Relative Importance of Factors in College Admissions

on Sep 26, 2013 at 12:42 AM in Standardized Testing, College Search, College-bound Seniors

An important message for high school students who are worried sick about their SAT or ACT scores: The classes you take and the grades you earn are far more important to us than your test scores.

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