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2019-2020 Common App Essay Prompts
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This well-worn idiom captures the mindset of the decision-makers at the Common Application who announced this January that the essay prompts for the upcoming 2019-20 admissions cycle will be the same as they were in 2018-19. In the…
Five Reasons to Consider Going to College in the U.K.
Even the brightest and most worldly college-bound American teens are not usually able to name more than a handful of universities in the United Kingdom. Sure, there’s Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and…well, the list dies off after that. Yet, there are close…
Applying to Elite Colleges as an Athlete
For even the most academically gifted teen, the prospect of getting into an Ivy League or Ivy-caliber college is a tenuous proposition. In 2018, acceptance rates at the eight Ivies ranged from Harvard’s low mark of 5.9% to Cornell’s relatively generous 14% and non-Ivy elite…