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College Applications

College applications are perhaps the biggest anxiety-inducers of your entire high school career. But if you commit the right amount of time and learn some strategies for showing off your best self in your apps, you'll no doubt get through it with flying colors. Learn all the nitty gritty details of admissions applications, from how to find the time to do them, compiling all of its elements like recommendation letters and transcripts, and why each college has their own college application rules.

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College Admissions Application Bloopers

Don't make these common, but problematic mistakes when filling out your college admissions application.

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College Application Overload?

Filling out a college application has never been easier.

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Need Help With Your College Recommendation Letters?

Get an expert's advice on college recommendation letters.

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College Recommendation Letters That Sell

Movie studios do it. Car manufacturers do it. Even deodorant companies and presidential hopefuls do it. It's called public relations. Simply put, it's a way of presenting a persona or image in the best light. And that's exactly what your college recommendation letters should do for you.

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RE : E-mailing Your Admissions Questions

It's fast, it's efficient, and it's hassle free! But, before you click on the mailbox, make sure you keep the following elements in mind...

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Admissions Office Q&A: E-Apps' and College Interviews

Pat Armstrong, director of admissions at St. John's University, discusses the electronic application process, and what to expect at a college interview.

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Admissions Office Q&A: Online Courses, Senioritis, and Application Essays

Patricia Armstrong, director of admissions at St. John's University discusses online courses in college, dodging high school senioritis, and how to write a great application essay -- no matter how boring you may think you are!

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On the Borderline

Here's how to put your best foot forward so college admission committees will sit up and pay attention -- even if you're on the borderline.

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Admissions Office Q&A: Applications and Waitlists

Larry Rideaux and Ma Esther Francis, dean and assistant dean of student development at Tomball College/North Harris Montgomery Community College District, discuss college applications and being wait-listed.

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Little White College Application Lies

The temptation to embellish or even flat-out lie on college applications is one that's getting the best of more and more high school students. But beware--admissions officers are quickly wising up to this tall-tale trend.

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Admissions Office Q&A: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision

College officials discuss whether Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision is right the choice for you.

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The Art of Bragging: How to Sell Yourself to Schools

Who's all that? You are! And it's especially important for you to brag about your accomplishments when applying to college.

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Admissions Office Q&A: Ways to Avoid the "No" Pile

College officials discuss how to keep your college application from meeting the "No" pile.

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Standing Out During College Admissions

College experts and admissions officials discuss how you can make your college application stand apart from the rest.

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Admissions Office Q&A: Waitlists and Getting to Know Your College

College experts and officials discuss how to handle being on a waitlist, as well as the best ways to learn more about your prospective college.

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Bulk Up Your College Applications in the Summer

Gone are those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer -- at least for those of you savvy college-bounders. And your college applications will thank you for it.

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How to Fix the Holes in Your College Application

Now that you're officially college bound, you work hard to make sure your grades are up to par. Unfortunately, you weren't so wise your freshman year, and you've got the low GPA to prove it. The good news: You're not the only applicant with this problem. And the best news of all? We've got solutions to some common application problems.

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College Admission Prep Camp

You want to get a leg up on the competition, and will do anything to ensure college admission victory. The latest insurance policy? College admission prep camps, aimed at getting you ready for your all-important college applications. But is the prep worth the expense?

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Recommendation Letter Breakdown

Letters of recommendation are the easiest part of the college application process, right? It takes just five minutes to ask some random teacher or counselor to jot down some stuff about you that you'll never see. Sure ... no problem. Until you send off your apps and start wondering what was written (or not written) on those mysterious pieces of paper.

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College Application Angst: Will One Bad H.S. Semester Sink Me?

Will a bad semester affect my college applications that much, and my chances of getting into my dream school?

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Which Type of Admission is Right for You?

Before you send off your college applications, you'll have to decide what type of admission -- early decision, early action, or regular/rolling -- is best for you. Read on for to learn more about each...

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Unraveling the Mystery of College Admissions

You've heard it a trillion and one times -- so-and-so has a 4.89 GPA, a letter in five varsity sports, is involved in every club (including chess), spends weekends buying groceries for the elderly, but still didn't get in to Yale. Maniacal myth or honest-to-goodness truth?

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College Interview 101

Depending on your personality, you may be eagerly anticipating your college interview or seriously dreading it. Either way, relax! An admissions interview isn't a do-or-die experience.

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Decoding the Common Application for College Admission

Find out more about the Common Application, designed to simplify your life and make the college application process less nightmarish. Really!

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