Author - Jonathan Burdick

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EDII Deadline Clarification
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A 4th in a Series of Blogs about Rochester, Reading, and Testing
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Application Review at the University of Rochester
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What You Want to Know About Rochester and Testing to Get Admitted
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University of Rochester Adopts Test Flexible Policy
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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

EDII Deadline Clarification

Oops! Our reading season and biggest-ever class were such wonderful distractions this past year that we accidentally included information about Rochester’s annual unofficial second-chance Early Decision option (EDII) with a January 1 deadline when we were creating our Common App instructions. Now the programmers at Common App are too swamped to change it on the[…]

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A 4th in a Series of Blogs about Rochester, Reading, and Testing

Jon Burdick writes the fourth part of a four-part series (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) on Rochester’s new “test flexible” stance for undergraduate admissions. Rochester readers review testing as something you do (an achievement), not something you are. Achievements matter, and readers look for them: you won the prize, the election, the game, you earned[…]

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Application Review at the University of Rochester

Jon Burdick writes the third part of a four-part series (part 1) (part 2) (part 4) on Rochester’s new “test flexible” stance for undergraduate admissions. The factors application readers look for at Rochester: Academic: Rigor of school and coursework (how much rigor the applicant sought, both in the local context and as part of our overall[…]

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What You Want to Know About Rochester and Testing to Get Admitted

Jon Burdick writes the second part of a four-part series (part 1) (part 3) (part 4) on Rochester’s new “test flexible” stance for undergraduate admissions. Q: How many test results should I send? A: Last year, applicants who sent three or more results (e.g., an SAT and two AP scores) were more likely to be admitted[…]

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University of Rochester Adopts Test Flexible Policy

Jon Burdick writes the first part of a four-part series (part 2) (part 3) (part 4) on Rochester’s new “test flexible” stance for undergraduate admissions. I’m addressing a four-part blog to prospective students with detail about their chances for admission to the University of Rochester. This Part 1 is about testing, with news. In Part 2,[…]

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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

The June blog post earned so much attention from CBS, The Washington Post, College Confidential, and others that I wanted to feature it here on the new blog as well. The University of Rochester’s new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR. Mining data from last year reveals[…]

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