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Liz Davis

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How to Be the Best Admitted Student

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 5:04 PM

As you're reading this, the United State Postal Service is reaping its largest profit since Christmas. Colleges and universities are doing their part to keep the bankrupt service afloat by mailing decision letters to bloodthirsty high school seniors. Just like the postal service, students are most desperate for the heavier...

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'You' U: How to Narrow Down Your College Choices

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 1:32 PM

In my experience, choosing a college these days is like buying a car. Way too much information is available that can drive a potential college student crazy when trying to find that perfect fit. I mean, does it really matter if you're allowed to have a full-sized fridge in your...

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Too Personal Statements: Too Outside the Box?

(3) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 3:43 PM

Do personal statements (a.k.a essays), really matter in the college admission process? The answer to that question is that it depends on the school. Some of the smaller liberal arts colleges read them with extreme scrutiny, in which your chance of admission is diminished with every "your" that should be...

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How to Avoid Becoming 'That' Parent

(14) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 5:59 PM

Not so surprisingly, like a school year, the world of college admission is also very cyclical. Every fall we're highly regarded recruiters and marketers, traveling across the country and the world to persuade the cream of the crop that our institution is the best. Yet every spring, we morph into...

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