College Advice: How I Read An Application

(Forbes) By Chris Teare.   At this time of year, college admissions officers like me are bleary-eyed from weeks of reading applications. Many of us are now in committee sessions, determining which applicants will receive offers of admission.  At the very few super-selective, single-digit-percentage-acceptance places, the process is Darwinian. Admissions officers at the vast majority […]

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ACT to Invest in ProExam, an Innovator in Noncognitive Assessment and Professional Credentialing

“Education and workplace success require a holistic set of skills, including cognitive and noncognitive skills,” said ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda. “This investment will allow ACT to tap into ProExam’s expertise in noncognitive assessment, credentialing and consulting. Our goal is to connect noncognitive assessment, which ProExam understands as well as anyone in the world, […]

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Regroup After an Early Admission College Rejection

(US News) By Brian Witt — There are two potential advantages to early decision and early action. If it succeeds, you gain entry to your first-choice college with a single application. If not, you gain valuable data that will improve your regular admissions chances. If you fall into the second group and find yourself having to scramble, don’t […]

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Juniors and college search

(TAPinto)  Kate Balboni — This one goes out to all the juniors out there. I can feel you squirming in your seats, “Who me?” Yes, you!  The time has come to turn that college dial up a notch.  “But I still have so much time left!”  But you really don’t.  Ideally in a year from […]

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College Admissions Narrative: Early decision students to comprise 47 percent of class

(The Dartmouth) By Joyce Lee — The 555 students accepted early decision for the Dartmouth Class of 2021 are expected to form around 47 percent of the incoming class, the highest level of the past 17 years of classes. Aside from an increase in the number of applicants, Dartmouth’s early decision acceptance rate also increased […]

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