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College Admission Secrets Pt. 3: What Parents and Students Need to Know About College Applications and Decisions

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 @ 09:50 AM

Here's What Parents and Students Need to Know about Gimmicks, Diversity, and Admission Decisions

Many families have a lot of misconceptions about how the college admissions process works and what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions offices. At IvyWise we’re here to help clear up the confusion with our three-part College Admissions Secrets series. In this last installment we address what families need to know about applications and how admission decisions are made.

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College Admission Secrets Pt. 1: How Colleges Read Applications

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

There's More to Evaluating Applications Than Grades and Test Scores

With high school seniors in the thick of the college application process, speculation abounds about how college admissions committees make decisions, what it takes to get in, and whether or not student A is more qualified than student B. “Chancing” is a big part of this frenzy, with students turning to message boards to post their stats in an effort to gain insight as to whether or not they have a shot at their top-choice college. But really goes on behind closed doors?

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