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"Aha Moments" When Applying To College

Posted by College Connection on Monday, August 26, 2013, In : College Applications 

Oprah may have taken the "Aha Moment" into the mainstream, but college-bound students, and their parents, are giving new meaning to the term every day, as they make that long and sometimes mind-boggling journey to college admissions.

Here are just a few of our favorite "Aha Moments" of the college application process. Please feel free to tell us yours.

·         -  GPA and test scores aren’t everything. Yes, they count. Do not, however, discount the importance of your extracurricular activit...


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SAT "Question of the Day" Goes The Way of Pony Express

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, In : College Planning 

As if the portended changes to the SAT were not enough for us to ponder, let alone digest, word from the once great test-master that the SAT Question of the Day will soon fall by the wayside. 

Much like the VCR and the landline, College Board, the arch nemesis of students and parents alike, will cease to send out SAT Question of the Day emails come month's end. Instead, they will rely upon Twitter (@SATQuestion) and a free mobile app.

Ahh, progress. . .

And so, as we tearfully say hasta la vista...
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"White Only" At The New Common App

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, In : College Admissions 

All right. We've gotten used to the racial profiling cum Affirmative Action in college admissions. "Are you Hispanic or Latino?" "Indicate how you identify yourself -- American Indian or Alaska Native (does this give Sarah Palin a preference?). Asian? Black or African American? Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander? White?"

Heaven forbid you should identify yourself as neither one nor the other -- or perhaps some hybrid mix, as in, "out of many, one." [Where have I heard that phrase before...
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Tips For Completing The New Common App

Posted by College Connection on Sunday, August 4, 2013, In : College Applications 

Our good friends and colleagues at CollegeMapper.com offer some great tips, as well as interesting insights, into the ins and outs, dos and don'ts of the new Common App.

So, before you begin filling in the blanks, click on the following links and get the inside track:

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Live From The Common App, It's CA4!

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : College Applications 

Well, not quite...

The new and improved version of The Common Application, $8 million dollars and more than a year in the making, launched at Midnight on August 1, giving entree to some 500 of your favorite college applications, and serving as starting gate to the great college admissions game.

And so, at 1:10 AM, your intrepid blogger excitedly clicked on CommonApp.org, in the hope of creating a login, perusing the application, and reporting back to the masses on the highlights, insights a...


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