Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Preparing for College, Preparing for Writing, Preparing for Fiction…
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What To Do After You’re Admitted
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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out
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Winning: The Psychology of Competition
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process
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An International Student’s Guide to Applying to Rochester
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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List
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College Essays: 4 Tips and Tricks
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College Interviews: Remember These Things and You’ll Be Fine

Preparing for College, Preparing for Writing, Preparing for Fiction…

by Zachary Powell, Pre-College Programs instructor, “Reading and Writing Flash Fiction” Zachary Powell has taught high school for seven years and at the college level for three. During this time, he taught speech, film, academic and creative writing, and reading. Currently, Zachary is a PhD student in film, is a writing consultant in Rochester’s Writing Center, and[…]

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What To Do After You’re Admitted

If you are reading this and you have just been accepted to the University of Rochester, major CONGRATULATIONS! I genuinely wish everyone the best of luck as they accept their different decisions, but of course, I am definitely going to nudge you into going to Rochester. Although I could tell you everything great about Rochester,[…]

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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out

Millions of applications are submitted to colleges every year. If you are a high school senior and have just gone through the admissions process, you know what it’s like. For high school juniors, or those applying for transfer, it can be overwhelming. I have five tips on how to stand out in a large pool of students.[…]

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Winning: The Psychology of Competition

by Emily Hangen Emily Hangen is a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellow, and a graduate student pursuing her PhD in social psychology at the University of Rochester. Her research interests focus on motivation during competition and optimizing students’ academic motivation and achievement. To assess motivation and performance outcomes,[…]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

College application season is coming to an end, and high school seniors all over the world are sighing in relief as they click that send button for the last time. Now the waiting begins—restless months filled with anxiety, relief, and fear of possible rejection. While rejection is a possibility, being accepted into multiple places and making the[…]

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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process

Now that it is 2018, high school seniors are mostly finished with their journey through the college process. It’s time for current juniors to begin thinking about their future and make some big decisions. Here are four tips on how to begin making those choices and getting started on the college process. 1. Take your[…]

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An International Student’s Guide to Applying to Rochester

Namaste, Salut, Konnichiwa, Ola, Annyeonghaseyo, Hallo, Ni Hao, and obviously, Hello folks!  Today we will learn about applying to the University of Rochester! While most information about the application process and requirements can be found online, this blog sheds light on the University from an insider’s perspective. Whether you are applying to Rochester or just thinking of[…]

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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List

It’s never too early or too late to start making or refining that college list. You can start as early as freshman year of high school and refine it all the way up until you enroll at a school. Here are some questions you should ask yourself while making and finalizing your college list. 1.[…]

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College Essays: 4 Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for your college essays! 1. Be creative and take a risk If your Common Application is slightly lacking extracurricular activities or you’re not as satisfied with your GPA, essays are a great outlet to make your application competitive. You need your essays to stand out and the best way to showcase[…]

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College Interviews: Remember These Things and You’ll Be Fine

College interviews can be a lot. It feels like you have to impress the interviewer in a short amount of time and fit in as much information about yourself as possible. You have to appear professional, yet friendly enough to let your true personality shine through. Yeah, interviews are tricky. But as much as they[…]

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