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Class of 2013 Admissions: Lessons Learned

Colleges continue to make admissions decisions based on their quest for the best possible students, those who they think will actually matriculate and to some extent, those who are able to pay. Here are some lessons learned from this year’s admissions cycle:

Many Applicants Accepted Early Decision. Many colleges admitted a significant percentage of the class during early decision. While many students try to use early decision to gain an advantage at a college where admissions…

New subjects make for interesting courses

Choose Your High School Courses Wisely

You might be surprised to learn that the most important part of the college application is your transcript listing your high school courses and grades. Most colleges want to see that you took the most rigorous courses appropriate for you. As you consider your course selections for next year, keep these points in mind:

Continue Foreign Language. If you are a senior and you have taken three years of foreign language, senior year is not the time to drop it, assuming you are not struggling…

Wittenberg University Reception for Students & Families

Wittenberg University is hosting an area reception in Chestnut Hill, MA for students and their families. Admitted students and all prospective Wittenberg students are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about the university. All details are below:

Wittenberg Area Reception
For Students and Families

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
7:30-9 p.m.
The Cottage Chestnut Hill
47 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

At this reception, students will hear from Wittenberg alumni

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Evaluating Your Choices

You’ve been accepted! Congratulations! However, when the sense of euphoria and relief has gone away, you have some important decisions to make. Before you start panicking or playing Russian roulette with your future, be certain to check out some of the following resources to help you make an informed decision.

What to Do When Colleges ACCEPT You” by Jeff Brenzel, the former dean of undergraduate admissions at Yale, encourages you to appreciate the opportunity…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Asking for Recommendations

Disclaimer: All of the events described here are real. The names and details have been changed to protect the innocent (and the not-so-innocent).

DON’T Assume – Even if you are 99.9% positive that a teacher will give you a glowing recommendation, you should never give out references and contact information without asking the teacher first. Besides being common courtesy, this notification allows your teachers to have time to think of specifics that they might want to include…

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Early Applications Push Admissions Cycle Earlier in Junior Year

For high school juniors, college might seem like a long way off. Yet with early admissions programs continuing to report record applications (with due dates as early as November 1st of senior year), the timeline for students to begin evaluating colleges is creeping earlier into junior year. While students can visit colleges in the summer, it is not an ideal time as there are few students on campus and classes are not always in session, making it difficult to get an accurate feel…

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Beware of Senioritis: How to Avoid Senior Slacker Syndrome

For seniors who have just hit “send” on their final college application or have been accepted to the school of their choice, the second semester of senior year can seem like the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a break from the intense college application process. Indeed, some students opt to see the final semester of their high school career as a chance to check out academically (and, in the case of skipping classes, physically). Although the tendency of high…

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