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Sprinting Down the Athletic Route: Part 2 In-Depth Timelines

Timelines Freshman and Sophomore Year (Grades 9 and 10) Make sure you are on track to get the correct number and type of CXC/ CAPE passes Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to answer these questions Think about whether you will be leaving at the end of Form 5, Lower 6, or Upper 6. Until …

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When contacting admissions officers, what factors should you consider?

As usual, as the August to February admissions frenzy rolls back around, I find myself reading more and more college admissions blogs, thinking about what might be most valuable for my students.  Recently, I found myself on a USC blog post called “making the college admissions process about you”.  And I was struck, not by …

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Seven Ways US College Admissions Differs for International Students

Being an international student can make an already difficult process even more daunting. This article was based on unexpected sources of stress that cropped up for my former students during their application processes.  It was supported by further research into top US universities and their specific international procedures. First of all, who qualifies as an …

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Spend Your Summer Meaningfully

Note: Scroll down to the numbered items if you want to just get to the ways in which you can spend your summer. I was thirteen years old and the end of Form 2 (Grade 7) was quicklyapproaching. My seventeen-year-old sister came home bursting with excitement.  She and her friends were going to start a …

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You Got In! Now What?

There is a variety of feelings that candidates may experience after they receive their final college responses: pride, excitement, anticipation, disappointment, numbness.  But in the following week, one feeling dominates in particular: relief that the process is finally over.  In the few weeks after that, however, there is a sneaking realization that more decisions need …

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To Ivy League applicants – today is the day…

    Today is Ivy Day – a day that top US high school seniors have fearfully anticipated for almost four years. For most international college applicants, on the other hand, it is a completely unfamiliar or very recent source of anxiety.  The Wikipedia entry says something about the ceremonial placement of an ivy stone, …

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