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The State of College Admissions

This is a transcription of a recent podcast episode where we sit down with Chief Education and Policy Officer of NACAC, David Hawkins, to discuss the challenges posed to the college admission process by the coronavirus pandemic.Our conversation ...
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Course Selection: Why Your High School Class Decisions are Important

For many high schools, course selection for the next school year begins as early as January. So, the fall is often a good time to contemplate your next steps. While ...
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Key Themes from This Year's Recruitment Cycle

Last month we met with some of our Launch Partner Program colleges to discuss their biggest challenges and successes in admissions over the past year as they shifted ...
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Recruiting Gen Z: Best Practices for Prospective Student Communications

This summer we surveyed high school students using Scoir about their college search to gain insights into the resources they rely on, what matters most, and the ...
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Seniors: Here’s What to Focus on in February

February of your senior year of high school can be a quiet, yet intense time if you’re a college-bound student. At this point, your difficult application work is ...
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Colleges: It’s Time to Reconsider Name Buys

This is an abridged version of a recent podcast episode where we sit down with a high school counselor to discuss why colleges should rethink their strategy when it ...
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A Guide for High School Students: Evaluating College Summer Programs

The start of the year is an excellent time to give some thought to how you want to spend your high school summer. In particular, if you’re considering attending a ...
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Deferred or Waitlisted: Understanding These Terms and Planning Your Next Steps

For many of us, the process of applying to college is uncharted territory. Even if you’re surrounded by family and friends who attended college, getting a full grasp ...
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Reacting to ED & EA Decision Letters: Plan Your Next Steps

It's that time of year for all things jolly and bright—a time for breaks from school (and work) and holiday gatherings with family and friends. And it is a time for ...
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Virtual Resources for the College Admission Journey

Not being able to visit a college campus, attend a college fair, or meet with college reps at a high school present huge challenges for college-bound students. ...
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