Princeton cancels Early Action option for the year

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Princeton University normally offers two options for students wishing to apply: their single-choice Early Action plan or Regular Decision. However, Princeton has recently decided to remove their Early Action option. The announcement is now listed under their “COVID-19 Updates” page, but be aware that general searches may still bring up webpages that mention or explain Princeton’s Early Action option. For … Read More

Common App adds a Covid-19 question

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Starting with the 2020-2021 application, the Common Application is going to add a new optional response for students to share how this Covid-19 pandemic has impacted them. This will be separate from the “additional information” section which normally works as a place for students to share about any negative circumstances that may have impacted their application. With a word count … Read More

Colleges on the Top 100 U.S. News ranking with late January deadlines

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Even though most highly competitive university deadlines have passed, there are still several colleges on the Top 100 U.S. News ranking with late January deadlines. Whether you are feeling a bit nervous about your school list,  feeling extra motivated, or just discovered a new major and want to represent your new passion in an application, the colleges below might be … Read More

Universities on the Top 100 U.S. News ranking with late January deadlines

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Even though most highly competitive university deadlines have passed, there are still several universities on the Top 100 U.S. News ranking with late January deadlines. Whether you are feeling a bit nervous about your school list,  feeling extra motivated, or just discovered a new major and want to represent your new passion in an application, the universities below might be … Read More

Final Days of Regular Decision

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As Early Action and Early Decision results roll in, students all over the country and world are still working hard. There are now less than two weeks to write, revise, and think about their remaining Regular Decision applications. For students who receive good Early Action news, it may feel difficult to keep up the momentum. Most Regular Decision deadlines are … Read More

2019-20 application season begins!

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It is almost June, and that means it is officially open-season for college essay writing! Summer is a great time to get started, or even finish, college essay writing. Whether students are considering applying early decision or not, many of my past clients breathe a sigh of relief when senior year starts and they are mostly, if not completely, done … Read More

Hello Winter and Regular Decision!

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It’s application crunch-season. In the aftermath of Early Decision and Early Action deadlines for undergraduate degrees, it can be difficult to find that momentum again for multiple Regular Decision applications. If you’re looking for some application help, here is some advice from an expert! Getting Real For graduate students, November is often what I like to call the “this is … Read More

Common Application Prompts 2016-17

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http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2016-2017-essay-prompts 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. 2. The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect … Read More

2014-2015 Common Application Essay Prompts

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It’s almost that time again, and it looks like the Common Application is having good results with the newer prompts introduced last year. Here are some initial details about the Common Application personal essay for 2014-2015. 650 word limit Choice of 5 Prompts: Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe … Read More