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Which Colleges Require Portfolios?
Traditionally, portfolios as part of the college admissions process were solely the domain of certain types of academic programs, namely, architecture, the performing arts, fine arts, film, and other visual or auditory mediums. In an effort to create a more holistic admissions process, many colleges…
What is the High School Mid-Year Report?
Browse through the extensive canon of films about high school seniors and you’ll mostly encounter plots centered on road trips, parties, prom, romance, and social drama. For understandable reasons, foremost a lack of dramatic tension, few films show seniors in the classroom, quietly and maturely…
How should 9th graders prepare for college?
Let’s begin with a caveat: The College Transitions team is philosophically opposed to the unhealthy obsession with elite college admission that begins in the womb, ramps up to overdrive by the time pre-school selection rolls around, and by high school—well, that’s when the therapy bills…