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The Eight Factors College Admissions Officers Look For In Your Application

<i>Lifelaunchr is a regular contributor to the Edmodo Blog. With articles written by Venkates Swaminathan, Founder/CEO of LifeLaunchr, the site provides</i> …

College & University

2018 Essay Prompts

We are pleased to share the 2017-2018 Common Application essay prompts with you. The changes you see below reflect the feedback of 108 Common App …

4 Fears You’ll Experience During the Application Process

<b>What makes the college application process so scary and borderline unmanageable? One student shares her thoughts. Here are four common fears boiled</b> …

6 Tips for Parents Going through College Applications for the First Time

Dear Parents,<p>Welcome to this very exciting new chapter in life! You may have heard stories about other parents who have walked through this process …

Common Application 2016-2017 Essay Prompts

<b>Only just getting around to your college application essays? You may be a little late to the game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come out on top.</b> …

Top 10 Competitive Summer Programs for Juniors

<i>As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, the summer between your junior and senior year of high school is a great time to differentiate yourself.</i> …

Use These Two Words On Your College Essay To Get Into Harvard

AdmitSee crunched the data in 15,000 essays from the admissions files of successful college applicants. The findings are fascinating.<p>Getting into an elite college has never been more cutthroat. Last year, Harvard’s admissions rate dipped to a record low, with only 5.3% of applicants getting an …

College & University

UC Essay 2016-2017 Prompts & Examples

<b>If you’re the middle of applying to colleges, you should know by now that the UC applications have undergone a drastic change. Eliminating the 2</b> …

5 Must-Read Essay Introductions from Yale Admissions Essays

<b>For many students and families, Yale is a dream. With application season getting more and more competitive, how can students step up and turn this</b> …

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky aspect of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work certainly paid off. In addition to Harvard, he gained acceptances at Yale, MIT, Columbia and the University of Virginia.<p>Rodriquez …

Mathematics

Could LinkedIn give students an 'in' with college admissions?

With a lowered age requirement, LinkedIn hopes to welcome more teens. Its university pages aim to provide prospective students with info on how they're connected to a school and suggestions on how to achieve career goals.<p>If it's been awhile since you applied to college, here's a bit of news to make …

College & University

I'm a College Admissions Consultant, and I Tell My Students to Get Bs

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where local education was most recently thrust into the spotlight by Hanna Rosin's Atlantic cover story "The Silicon Valley Suicides." It is a sad piece about overworked and overstressed Palo Alto teenagers, who become lost and hollowed-out by the intense …

College & University
College & University

How one student used Twitter to figure out which college was right for her

Social media has changed the way high school seniors are approaching the college application process. It has, at the same time, influenced the way that college admissions offices are recruiting and potentially selecting the best and the brightest students.<p>So what happens when Twitter connects a …

Social Media

4 Ways to Show a College It's Your Top Choice

Colleges want students that want them, so don't play hard to get while applying.<p>Most every college admissions official will tell you that applying …

College & University

universities in the United States. Compare schools by rankings, tuition, acceptance rate, reviews, graduation rates and more.

College & University
College & University

Admissions Consultant Explains What Makes a Great College Essay

<i>What makes an extraordinary college application essay? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Judith Lee, College Admissions Consultant at Scholar Strategies, on Quora.</b><p>Colleges want to hear your voice. In writing your essay, don't focus on what makes you different …

College & University

10 College Application Tips from Admission Officers

Patch asked 10 admission officers at the Lyons Township High School College Night to give their No. 1 piece of advice for applying to …

College & University

Drug stops spread of melanoma by up to 90% - and it could be used to treat breast and pancreatic cancer

Chemical compound developed that shuts down the disease's ability to spread.<p>A chemical compound has been developed that can stop the spread of …

When's the Best Time to Take the SAT or ACT?

How to Keep Track of Test Dates<p>As SAT and ACT test dates come and go, students are prone to falling behind schedule. Of course with a full plate of …

Cancer treatments that save children's lives exact a heavy price years later | NOLA.com

SAN ANTONIO - When Brittany Galan was diagnosed with leukemia at 6 weeks old, doctors warned her parents she had little chance of surviving - she was …

Cancer

Making the Case for Medical School

The path to becoming a doctor is challenging. It requires at least 11 years of post secondary training and as many as 17 or more for some …

Medical School

The cheapest dates to fly in 2017

After an analysis of my airfare data, 2017 looks to be a very good year for travel, both domestically and for trips to Europe. If you plan to fly in 2017, keep the following dates in mind.<p><b>Domestic flights</b><p>Winter: Fly Jan. 7 to March 5, but watch for a bump in prices Feb. 11-24<br>• Spring: Fly by April 1, …

Flying

If You Suffer from Arthritis Pain and Joint Aches, Here’s What You Should Know

According to the Centers for Control Disease and Prevention, 52.5 million U.S. adults were diagnosed with some form of arthritis in the period …

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If You're on a Budget, This is When You Should Travel

Here at Travelzoo, we’re always looking for the best time to visit destinations around the globe. But by visiting during an off-peak travel period, …

Boutique Air to offer fares starting at $39 to Nashville and $59 to Atlanta

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutique Air released the winter schedule for flights from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) …

Flying

Jetstar two-days sale offers fares from $36 all-in to 21 destinations from 12 – 13 Dec 2016

Past Event<p><b>Oh no, the event has ended.</b> Don't miss out again, get the latest sales via our newsletter, Facebook, Twitter or RSS feed!<p>Starts<p>12 Dec 2016 …

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