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Building a Well-Rounded Class: Why Colleges Want Specialists

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Debunking the Myth of the Well-Rounded Student

The truth is, there is no foolproof way to guarantee admission to your top-choice college. Admissions officers look at a variety of factors when evaluating college applications, and no singular quality is going to make you a shoo-in. 

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 20-24

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U. of Illinois Drops Early Admission Option, Therapy Dogs Ease College Students’ Anxiety  

October is quickly coming to a close, and early admission deadlines are just days away! As this crucial application deadline approaches, it’s important to stay informed on new developments in admissions and higher education.  

The Benefits of a Liberal Arts Degree

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Liberal Arts Grads Have Skills Employers Are Seeking

Recently, the focus of the college search for many hasn’t been just finding the best-fit school for a student’s goals and interests – it’s also been about the outcomes that a college education in a specific major or at a particular institution can give students once they graduate. ROI has been a huge factor in college decisions lately, and that has been reflected in things like college rankings. This has left many liberal arts and humanities majors the punch line in a string of higher education jokes – but in the time of STEM and specialized majors, is a liberal arts degree really useless?

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 13-17

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More College Grads Expected to Be Hired in 2015, Early Application Checklist for Nov. 1 Deadlines

October is halfway over, and that means that early application deadlines are just two weeks away! Seniors planning to apply early decision or early action to their top-choice schools need to be finishing up their applications and preparing to hit “submit!”  

Early Decision College Application Checklist

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Here’s What to Do Before Submitting Your Early Decision or Early Action Application  

Early application deadlines are a little over two weeks away, and seniors applying early decision or early action to their top-choice colleges are in the homestretch.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 6-10

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College Applications Up 70% since 2004, Cornell Announces New Community Engagement Program  

The countdown to the early application deadlines has begun, and with the first applications due in just a couple of weeks, the world of admissions and higher education is overflowing with news.  

How to Use College Rankings to Make Decisions

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Popular College Rankings Lists: Don't Pay Attention to the Ranking – Look at the Data Available

In the world of college admissions, one of the most controversial , and highly-debated tools advertised as a way to determine the “best” colleges are college rankings lists. An increasing number of news outlets and publications claim to have “cracked the code” in terms of determining which colleges are worth attending, however, what rankings fail to convey is the importance of personal fit. 

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

College Admissions News Oct. 3

LinkedIn Launches Rankings and New College Search Tools, Tips for Ivy League Admission  

With the start of October, we’re less than a month away from the first early decision and early action deadlines! The college admissions season is in full swing, and there are new developments that students need to be aware of each day.  

Class of 2019 Early Application Deadlines and Resources

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Many Early Decision and Early Action Deadlines Are Just One Month Away

With the start of October we’re roughly one month away from the first early decision and early action application deadlines. It’s crunch time for students applying to their top-choice schools in the early round, and making note of early deadlines and the resources available to early applicants is important in this crucial stage of the admissions season.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 22-26

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College Introduces “Dimensional Application,” College Admission Tips for Home-schooled Students  

September is quickly coming to a close – leaving some students with just over a month to complete their early decision or early action college applications. The admissions season is about to hit its first major deadline, so families need to stay on top of the latest college and higher education news.  

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