The Common Application Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged for 2018-19

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Good news!  The Common Application announced last week that the prompts for 2018-19 will remain the same as last year.  Juniors can begin pondering their main essay ideas and get a head start on the writing process.  Here is the email from the Common App Team:

The Common Application has announced that the 2018-2019 personal essay writing prompts will be the same as the seven 2017-2018 essay prompts. By conducting a review process every other year, rather than annually, we can ...

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Affordable Four-Year Public Universities with Good Outcomes – from the Department of Education

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Affordable Four-Year Schools with Good Outcomes

These four-year public colleges offer their students an affordable higher education, with relatively high salaries. As students weigh the costs and benefits of higher education, it’s especially important to find schools that can offer them the best possible outcomes. For students looking for a high return on investment, these institutions may offer good opportunities.

College State Average Net Price Typical Earnings 
California State Polytechnic ...
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College is More Affordable Than You Think

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Great news!  A new tuition calculator has just been launched to help students and families figure out the actual cost of some prestigious private colleges.  “Myintuition” is the work of a Wellesley College economist named Phillip Levine.  It’s an anonymous, user-friendly tool which allows you calculate the costs at the following participating colleges:

Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Colorado College, Columbia, Dartmouth, Mt. Holyoke, Pomona, Rice, The University of Virginia, Vassar, Washington and Lee, Wellesley, Wesleyan and Williams.

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2016-2017 CLIENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LIST

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I am so incredibly proud of all of my students!!  CONGRATULATIONS, kiddos!  Once again, I am so fortunate to have worked with such an amazing group of young adults.  Seniors, you inspire me, give me hope for the future and make me smile.  Thank you and best wishes!

ASU

Barnard

Boston University

Bowdoin

Brown

Bucknell

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Chapman

Colby

Colorado College

Dartmouth

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NEW Common Application ESSAY PROMPTS for 2017-2018!

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Breaking news, students!  The Common Application has made changes yet again to their essay prompt line up!  In addition to the five prompts from 2016-2017, they have added two more, for a total of seven.  The word count still remains at 650 for all.

These new prompts will give students more flexibility with their writing.  I especially like prompt number six.  I think it will afford students real creativity and give them more freedom to demonstrate how ...

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New August SAT Test Date for 2017!

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The College Board has just made a change to its test schedule for 2017, adding an August 26th test date.  This is big news and will be a welcome change for many students.  For the first time since the 70’s, students will have a summertime test option.  This test date will replace the January test date starting in 2018.  Take a look at the look at the test administration dates below.

2017-18 SAT Dates

2017-18 ...
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NEWS FLASH! NEW UC PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR 2017

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Hello Class of 2017 Students!

News Flash!  The University of California has dramatically changed its application essay format and questions. Starting with the 2017 application cycle, both freshman and transfer applicants will write four 350 word (maximum) responses. For the first time, applicants can choose what to write: freshman applicants will choose from eight questions, while transfer applicants will answer just one required question and write three additional responses from seven questions.   Along with the questions, the University of ...

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2015-16 Client Acceptance List – Congratulations to all of my students!!!

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2015-16 Client Acceptance List – WAY TO GO, Seniors!!!!  I am so proud of you all!!!!  It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with you and your parents.  Thank you!

 

American

Brown

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

CSU Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Northridge

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UCLA

UC Merced

UC Riverside

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

UC ...

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Congratulations to My Seniors! Here’s a List of Early Acceptances To Date

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I’m so very proud of all of my seniors!  Here are some acceptances so far for the class of 2016…  of course there are more to come in March!

 

American University             www.american.edu

Brown University                  www.brown.edu

Chapman University             www.chapman.edu

University of Chicago            www.uchicago.edu

CSU Dominguez Hills           www.csudh.edu

Dominican University   ...

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30 Unusual Scholarships

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Scholarships and academic awards aren’t just for the super intelligent and athletic anymore; now you just have to be left-handed. If you have the right characteristic, last name, or niche interest, you could cash in with one of these unusual scholarships.

1. $1000 from Tall Clubs International for an essay about what being tall means.

2. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago for any Catholic with the last name Zolp.

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