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Admission to a Top-Tier School From Community College

There are high school students who, due to a variety of circumstances, don’t perform academically up to the level required for admission to a top-tier four-year institution directly from high school. One way for these students to demonstrate their ability to … read more

The Role of Resumes in College Applications

Résumés aren’t always required as part of applications to colleges and universities, but when they are, they can play an important role in the intense competition for admission to top-tier schools. Creating an effective résumé enables you to present your … read more

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Elite Colleges Raise Women’s Lifetime Earnings

There are many good reasons for a young woman to attend college after high school, only one of which is to enable her to earn more money during her career. Those who do have earnings potential uppermost in their minds … read more

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U.S. College and University Opportunities in Europe

Not long ago, the more adventurous and self-confident of undergraduates would take a semester or two abroad to experience a different culture by attending a university in Europe. Today, undergraduates have much broader opportunities to enroll in a European institution … read more

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The 2018 State of College Admissions Report

Since its founding in 1937, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), a preeminent trade association in the admissions field, has had as its mission the support of students in the transition from high school to college. Given the … read more

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Changes to Advanced Placement Processes in 2019

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board that offers college-level courses and exams to high school students in a broad range of subjects. American colleges and universities consider AP courses in assessing a student’s qualifications for … read more

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Getting an Early Start on Top-Tier Admissions

Seniors are in their last semester of high school, eagerly awaiting admissions decisions. Juniors are preparing for the final sprint, anticipating their admissions campaigns next fall and winter. This is also an appropriate time for the parents of students who are … read more

Class of 2023 Early Admission Results for Top-Tier Institutions

Most top-tier colleges and universities have announced the results of their early admission cycles for the Class of 2023. Many of these institutions reported a record-high number of early admission applicants, continuing the trend of the last decade.

Some admissions … read more

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Top-Tier Schools Replace SAT Essays With Graded Papers

In a change in admissions policies announced earlier this year, two Ivy League universities, Princeton and Brown, stated that they’ll require applicants to submit graded papers as part of the 2018-2019 cycle. These new policies closely follow the announcements that … read more

The Best Top-Tier Schools for the Performing Arts

Any student who has been on stage and experienced the adrenaline rush of performing may wish to consider singing, dancing, or acting as a career. As in any other profession, success in the performing arts calls for intensive training. A … read more