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Key Take-Aways for Future College Applicants in NACAC’s 2018 State of College Admissions Report

Posted on Feb 25, 2019 11:12:47 AM

The National Association of College Admission Counseling’s 2018 State of College Admissions Report is jam-packed with data, so we’re going simplify matters by focusing on only the information that can or will most directly affect high school students who’ll be first-time college applicants in the immediate or near future.

Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, NACAC

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Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, NACAC

How to Avoid the Stressful Ordeal of Applying to Colleges

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 8:09:18 AM

If you don’t already appreciate how incredibly stressful applying to colleges can be — and how that stress has serious implications — don’t take our word for it. Here’s a student, Gabriela Nadeau, writing about her feelings in a November 2017 article titled College Applications: I’m Applying to College and I’m Stressed AF [“AF” is a texting acronym for “As F_ _ _”] on teenvogue.com (with all of the emphasis via bold font added):

Topics: College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Anxiety

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Topics: College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Anxiety

College Admissions Trends: The Past as Prologue – Part I

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 9:43:30 AM

Last August 13th, we posted a blog titled “Forget the Worm: The Early Bird Gets Admitted.” That’s why we’ve chosen our title here (“The Past as Prologue”), because what has already happened should dictate our current actions. Here’s the connection: In that blog, we detailed a long-term trend – what has been happening – favoring those who apply to colleges via Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) over those who apply Regular Decision (RD). That trend has continued, and because ED and EA benefits both colleges and students in unique ways, there’s every reason to believe that it will continue – at an increasing pace – for the foreseeable future.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Early Decision, Early Action

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Early Decision, Early Action

Forget Catching the Worm: The Early Bird is More Likely to Get Admitted

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Most collegesadmit a far greater percentage of students who apply Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) than they do of students who apply Regular Decision (RD). In fact, an article posted on usnews.com in December 2010 contains data on 52 colleges for which that was true. At that time the increased chances of gaining admission to those colleges by applying ED or EA instead of RD ranged from 1.41 to 2.98 – or an average of 1.88. In short, students who applied ED or EA to those colleges were, on average, almost twice as likely to get accepted as were those who applied RD.

Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, Early Decision, Early Action

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Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, Early Decision, Early Action

Present a Consistent Picture of Yourself in Your College Applications - Score At The Top

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 8:08:00 AM

One thing that you absolutely DO NOT want to do is confuse college admissions officers by presenting contradictory – or inconsistent, and, thus, possibly contradictory – information about yourself in your college applications. And there are multiple opportunities for mistakes in most college applications.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, Activity Resume, Resume

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, Activity Resume, Resume

Get Directions On College Applications - Score At The Top - South Florida

Topics: College Application, Coalition App, College Counseling, College Planning, Application Essays, Common App, Universal App

Insights On College Admission Process - Score At The Top - South Florida

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 4:41:47 PM

We put you in the shoes of college admissions officers, so that you can sense their point of view with these facts:

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

When does less than $6,000 equal nearly $150,000?

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 12:22:17 PM

When does less than $6,000 equal nearly $150,000? That’s an uncommon equation –even for the diehard lottery player. But for a college-bound student and his family, such “winning” odds are quite possible!

Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, College Counseling, Investment

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Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, College Counseling, Investment

Spinning Gold - Score At The Top

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With three decades of educational guidance, Score At The Top has thousands of success stories. Each month we choose one story to share with the hope that it will inspire others.

Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, Investment

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Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, Investment

College Admissions Trends - We've got your number! - Score At The Top

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 12:40:00 PM

We’ve got your numbers! No, not the winning megabucks ticket, but the numbers about that other “lottery,” college admissions. Each year the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) accumulates some pretty interesting statistics about admissions trends. You’ll want to know these.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling

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