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As admission colleagues settle behind computer screens and review files for committee, we are provided a glimpse into lives of students across the world. We are given the opportunity to understand the challenges, triumphs, and tribulations …

Deferred, Not Defeated

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By Rebecca Joseph

I know it’s bittersweet to get deferred from your Early Decision or Early Action college! But you didn’t get rejected. They just want to look at you in the regular admission pool. Your chances of ultimately getting …

“It might be worth it, if only to get out of this heat.

This was, without a doubt, not the most ringing endorsement for Tomorrowland (Disney, 2015) but the logic was irrefutable and so, with that, the journey began.…

Buckling in for Summer

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I’m working really hard this week to find the sweet spot. I have a group of rising seniors that is just small enough to manage each student’s needs on a case-by-case basis, as I have in the past. This year, …

It’s okay to not have it all figured out.

As an admission counselor I get to interact with hundreds and hundreds of high school students. It can be really fun and refreshing to get to talk to so many kids …

Presidential Pontifications

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For high school seniors, the wait is over; admissions decisions are in hand. College admissions staff are now waiting to see who will accept their offers. Will that student whose essay was passed around the office and brightened our day …

Indie Scene: Handle with Care

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I spent a lot of time yesterday afternoon with a completely new student—nearly two hours, doing everything I could to get to know him. His mother hired me because she feels completely left in the dark: she’s from another country …

The Fear of Failure

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Mid-September. It’s go time. Or, perhaps time to finally deal with that impulse to bury your head in the sand.

I’m coming to the unpleasant realization that I’m not Tony Robbins (as one of my favorite mentors likes to put …

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Driving Into the Future

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My Options
Now to explain how I have narrowed down my options I have to explain all of my options.

I was accepted to three schools: all Catholic, four-year institutions. Two of them are in-state and one is two states …

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I turned eighteen on March 1, which for me marks another challenge I’m trying to face with as much courage as possible: a statement of intent. May 1 is the deadline for many high school seniors across the nation to …