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Annie Reznik, Executive Director of the Coalition, recently made a presentation to high school counselors during which she announced upcoming changes to the Coalition App. Here are six of them: Parameters for the “main essay” will be standardized so that and individual schools can no longer have different word limits for that essay. The Coalition Read More

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Many schools ask a variation on the question, “Why us?” This prompt can be one of the most challenging for students (and for counselors trying to help them). The questions often look like these, from current and past years’ applications: Northwestern University: What are the unique qualities of Northwestern — and of the specific undergraduate Read More

The post How to Help Students Respond to Any Essay Prompt appeared first on Link for Counselors.

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Around 450 U.S. colleges still have spots to fill in their incoming class past the traditional May 1 admissions decision deadline, according to data compiled annually by the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). That marks a continued increase over previous years in the number of colleges listed by NACAC as of May 1. The Read More

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It’s not too late to find a summer internship, but it will take strategy and hard work. A successful candidate uses every tool to find one of the many great internships that are there for the taking. Coincidentally, the skills and motivation that will help you land a great internship will be the same tools needed to Read More

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College students searching for the perfect summer job, may want to consider applying for internships instead, especially if they have tech experience. A handful of tech companies are willing to shell out the big bucks for those who land internships at their companies. Facebook alone pays its interns an average of $8,000 a month — almost twice Read More

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There’s a lot to remember when your students begin packing for their first year of college. To figure out what they will need, they should visit their school’s website to see if there’s a recommended list, since there may be items to bring or leave home, depending on what’s available on campus. To avoid duplication Read More

The post Tips on What Your Graduating Seniors Should Take to College appeared first on Link for Counselors.

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Overall SAT Study Tips Tip 1: Eliminate 3 Wrong Answers The most important rule to remember for the SAT is that there is only one correct answer for each question, and you should be able to eliminate all the others. This means that your number one strategy on the test is process of elimination. If Read More

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Gifts for grads When they toss their hats into the air, high school graduates begin the transition to postgrad life. Whether the student is college-bound, taking a gap year or jumping into a career, mark this important time in every grad’s life with a gift that shows family and friends care. Finding the perfect gift Read More

The post 15 Graduation Gifts for High School Seniors appeared first on Link for Counselors.

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The parents of today’s college applicants applied to college in the 1980s and early 1990s. Those were the days when being a well-rounded student was the ticket to a highly selective college. Two varsity sports, a summer job and participation in a few clubs were the activities of a successful applicant. Having a passion was Read More

The post The Truth About Extracurricular Activities and Highly Selective Colleges appeared first on Link for Counselors.

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