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Demonstrated Interest

What Exactly Does A College Mean When It Talks About 'Demonstrated Interest?'

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
W. Kent Barnds

I think it's probably pretty rare for demonstrated interest to be the sole determinant of an admissions decision, but I do think showing or not showing interest can sway an admissions decision.

The Truth About Applying to 'Likely' Colleges

Kat Cohen | Posted 08.25.2016 | College
Kat Cohen

One of the most important things students will do during the college admissions process is develop a balanced list of schools to which to apply. Ideally, this list sets students up to apply to a range of colleges, with varying probability of admission.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions to Make Your College Admissions Saner and More Successful

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Brainstorm, write, and then write some more. Edit and edit and then make sure spelling, grammar and punctuation are perfect. Teachers, college admissions officers and future employers pay a lot of attention to this.

Hey Guys! Let's Go to a (College) Fair!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

College fairs are unique opportunities for you to meet college admissions people face to face and begin the process of showing colleges your "demonstrated interest."

Tell 'Em You Love Them, but DON'T Fall in Love Yourself!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 02.16.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Not getting into one school that you applied to early can give you information and motivation to do things differently for other applications. Turn a negative situation into a positive opportunity. Remember, no college is going to be perfect, even one you think you love.

College Visits Can Make a Real Difference; "Do It" if You Can!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Few experiences can give you a better feel for whether or not a college is a good fit for you than actually visiting a school. Here are some ways to get the most out of your college visits.