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How to Get Into College

Maximize Your Summer

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Ishan Puri

Around the nation, the summer sun dawns a new beginning and change of pace. High school students ask the perennial question: "What should I be doing?"...

Did Twitter Help This Student Get Accepted To His Dream School?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.10.2013 | Technology

After finding out he had been wait-listed from his dream college, Brookline High School senior Bernie Zak was not content sitting around and waiting f...

What Really Got You Into College, and What Will Really Keep You Out

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.09.2012 | Comedy
Patrick O'Connor

This explains why your parents gave you SAT flash cards for your first communion, or a gold bracelet for your bat mitzvah with the inscription, www.commonapp.org. It also explains why your mother's therapist can send his daughter to Cornell without taking out any loans.

You Can't Find College Paradise by the Dashboard Light

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

The moral? In using meatloaf data to pick a college, two out of three ain't bad.

You Have to Do What to Get Into College?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.16.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Is it really news that exotic community service trips are over? However well-meaning they may be, spending thousands of dollars to work with students in need has always defeated the point.