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5 Tips for Getting into the Top US Colleges

April 01, 2011 By: Category: Application tips, College requirements, Get into College 3 Comments →

Today we have a guest post by Jennifer Cohen, President and Chief Word-Nerd at, a great resource for SAT and PSAT vocabulary prep.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of those students – the ones with great GPAs and killer SAT scores.  You’ve got your eyes on the prize, so here are a few ideas to help you get into the top US colleges:

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Choosing Your Senior Classes

March 09, 2011 By: Julie Manhan Category: College requirements, Get into College No Comments →

Most students have heard the phrase, “Senior year is a time to take it easy” at some point in their high school career.  However, nothing could be further from the truth.  If you’re a student who seriously wants to get into college, you need to make sure the classes you choose to take senior year show you are doing everything you can to succeed in college.



How Colleges Admit Students

January 15, 2010 By: Category: Admissions insider, College requirements, Get into College 2 Comments →

One of the things I have noticed students admitted to college starting to ask is, “How many students are admitted to my major?” or “How many students do you accept each year?”.  While valid questions, these answers need to be placed in the right context.

What many students may or may not realize is that the landscape of applying to colleges have changed.  The University of New Haven is not alone in an increase in the number of applicants to the school.  While we have seen a tremendous surge in applications over the last 3 years … many universities have seen a steady increase in applications as well.


Don’t Dread the College Denial Letter

December 17, 2009 By: Category: Admissions insider, Application tips, College requirements 1 Comment →

This is a crazy time of year.  Thousands of colleges around the country are reading thousands of applications for students who are putting their hopes and dreams into an envelope (well … nowadays an e-mail account) and hoping for the best.

The unfortunate downside of reviewing so many applications is often times students are either not ready, or not a good fit for some of the colleges they are applying to.  This should not deter a you from applying to the school(s) you are interested in attending … in fact, it should encourage you to do your research, and prioritize your schools based on “fit” over “rank”.


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