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Will Offbeat Hobbies Hurt or Help Your Application?

How much time should you devote to your passion for didgeridoo-playing, Tuscarora-speaking, or capoeira so that you stand out in the college application pool? How important is it to have an an exotic talent or hobby for successful college admissions? Will it help or hurt? When the competition is stiff — as it is with [...]

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How your admissions application essay can avoid the yawn

An admissions officer can spot a good personal statement in 5 seconds. How does yours avoid the yawn? A well-written admissions essay gets inside the head of its reader. It invites and engages. It is the final touch of your application, the punctuation on your profile. And it is considered a crucial (if not defining) [...]

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The Art of Admissions Success

Ah, the admissions officer, that mysterious person tucked away behind stacks of applications holding the key to your future. Wouldn't you like to get inside that person's head? Well, you can--not by submitting an application you think an admissions officer wants to see, and not by telepathically influencing this person's decision, but by putting together [...]