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  • University of Chicago Goes Test-Optional
    by Dan Stern on June 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    While over 1000 schools in the United States are test-optional, there has been a growing trend over the last few years for more competitive colleges to adopt this policy. You can find a complete list of test-optional schools here, but some of these colleges include College of the Holy Cross, […]

  • Changes for the 2018-2019 Admissions Season
    by Dan Stern on June 7, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Every year the admissions landscape shifts as colleges react to the past season and the changing practices of top colleges. There are a number of notable changes for this season, a few of which have been recently announced. Washington University in St. Louis and the College of William and Mary […]

  • Early Application Decision Notification Dates
    by Dan Stern on December 12, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Waiting for early application decisions can be nerve-racking. And if you’ve applied to several schools early, you may be having trouble keeping up with all of the early notification dates. Here’s a list of some commonly applied to schools and their expected notification dates to help […]

  • The College Admissions Process is Unfair
    by Dan Stern on November 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Now that those early application deadlines have passed, you have plenty of time to fret over whether or not you'll be admitted to your dream college. Regardless of how well you're handling the anticipatory stress, this article from the New York Times will help put the application process into […]

  • Common App Crashes Right Before Early Deadlines
    by Dan Stern on October 31, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    The number of early applications submitted grows each year fueled by a hope of higher chances of admittance in the face of continually lowering acceptance rates. And students want to finish the stressful application process as quickly as possible. The post Common App Crashes Right Before […]

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