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The Admissions Angle Blog

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It’s no secret that the college admissions process is competitive. When a high school student is deciding on how to best spend their time on courses, extracurricular activities, tests, and community involvement, it’s important to spend it in a cohesive and efficient manner, one that centers around an Admissions Angle.

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What makes an extracurricular activity “good”?

What makes an extracurricular activity "good"? You’ve heard it before: Colleges care about your extracurricular activities! But what makes an ...
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How to help your senior apply to colleges this summer

How to help your senior apply to colleges this summer Parenting a high school senior is tricky business. On the ...
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What should I write about in the Common App Essay

What should I write about in the Common App Essay Can you express who you are in 650-words or fewer? ...
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Researching Colleges from Home

Researching Colleges from Home Researching colleges is an integral part of the application process. It’s important to feel out a ...
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Should I go test optional for college applications?

Should I go test-optional for college applications? Although the coronavirus crisis has brought the idea of “test-optional” to the forefront ...
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How to Create a College List

How to Create a College List Creating a college list is the first, most basic step in the college application ...
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The College Essay Timeline

The College Essay Timeline The majority of stress and work in the admissions process stems from the essay writing. These ...
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How Coronavirus will affect rising seniors

How Coronavirus will affect rising seniors Whether you're a parent or a student, you're probably wondering how Coronavirus will affect ...
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Competition for Top College Admissions Increasing Every Year

Competition for Top College Admissions Increasing Every Year With higher numbers of international applicants and more adoption of universal applications ...
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