“Advice From a Dean of Admissions on Selecting High School Courses”

Article from www.thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com, May 13, 2013

We’ve heard it time and again: rigor is one of the most important aspects of a college student’s application. But how exactly does a student present an awe-inspiring college application — one replete with challenging classes and impressive activities — without compromising his or her performance in those areas?…
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“Are Test Scores Still Important College Admission Requirements?”

Article from www.petersons.com, February 19, 2016

It might seem like a mystery now, but finding out how schools use your ACT and SAT scores can help ease your mind and get you on the right studying track. Admission committees use your SAT and ACT scores in conjunction with other college admission requirements to determine whether you’re a good fit for their campus.…
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“9 essay writing tips to ‘wow’ college admissions officers”

Article from www.usatoday.com, October 2014

You’ve taken the tests, requested the recommendations, completed the common app, and now it’s finally time to refocus on what you’ve been putting off: the essay.

While most students spend days, sometimes weeks, perfecting their personal statements, admissions officers only spend about three to five minutes actually reading them, according to Jim Rawlins, director of admissions at the University of Oregon.

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