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College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

Sound Advice for Parents in the College Search Process

Catherine McDonald Davenport | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Catherine McDonald Davenport

If you listen closely, you can hear it. Parents pacing around their teenagers, the continuous hum of questions can be heard for miles. It's college application season and deadlines are looming.

When Does It Make Sense for You to Apply Early Action or Early Decision to College?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Early decision is a binding program that stipulates that if accepted to a college, you are obligated to attend. Given that stipulation, it really behooves you to be very sure that an ED college to which you apply is a hard and fast first choice. Once accepted, there is no turning back.

Understanding Early Action, Early Decision, Restricted Early Action and Rolling Admission

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 11.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Before you decide to apply "early" to a college, it's a good idea to understand what that means. Like so many other areas of college admissions, it's not exactly straightforward.

Should I Apply To College Early Decision or Early Action?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

With the Nov. 1, Early Application deadline fast approaching, the following questions and pros and cons should help in making the decision on how to best apply.

Online Application Problems? There's a Healing App for That

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.18.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

"Dr. O'Connor?" "Hey, Michelle. Come on in. How's it going?" "Good. It looks like you're busy." "No, never for you. I've just been trying to su...

Applying to College: Is it Too Late to Apply Early?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.07.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

With September in the rearview mirror, seniors now look toward a new round of college application deadlines. Known as the Early Deadlines, these are the last opportunity students can submit applications to some colleges with the promise of an admissions decision much earlier than the traditional date in late March.

Google Search Is a Teen's "Best Friend" When Looking for College Admissions Information

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The City of San Diego Public Library system is at the forefront in California, if not the U.S., in providing information and resources about college a...

The College Search Process Revs Up to a Fever Pitch

Jacqueline Murphy | Posted 02.13.2013 | College
Jacqueline Murphy

This is the time of the year when highly selective institutions of higher education start releasing results of their Early Decision Admission applications, often to a certain media frenzy.

To Apply Early or Not Apply Early

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

I view this process as a dating process. Some people marry the first person they date. That is Early Decision. Others date a number of people and they marry the right person. That is Early Action or Regular Action.

A Dream Deferred

David Boone | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
David Boone

I looked away from the screen in fear and hit the refresh button. "We have completed our Early Action review of your application and have chosen to defer it to our Regular Action review time."

Early Decision: How To Stop Stressing And Apply Right

| Kelsey Mulvey | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

Senior year is thought of as the best year of high school; however, with all of the fun comes a great deal of stress. The first few months of senior y...

What Harvard and Princeton Don't Want You to Know

Dr. Michele Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Michele Hernandez

This week, Harvard announced that it would re-institute the early action policy it abandoned four years ago. Across the country, students, parents and high school counselors are heaving a sigh of relief.

Harvard, Princeton Restore Early Admissions

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Harvard and Princeton will again offer early admissions options to prospective students. "We piloted the elimination of early action out of concern t...

Colleges Reconsider Early Admissions

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four years ago, momentum appeared to be growing for competitive colleges to eliminate programs in which some high school students applied early and fo...

3 Reasons Colleges Accept More Early Applicants

US News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The numbers are clear: Colleges typically accept a higher percentage of the students who apply early. But admissions officers say that doesn't mean...

So Far, 12 Schools See Increase In Early Applications

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Thus far into admissions season, twelve colleges and universities have seen increases in their early applications, the New York Times reports. Amon...