Category - High School

University of Rochester

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COLLEGE! Where are you?!?!
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High School: Rochester. College: Uhhhh… Rochester?
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Mythbusting: The College Search
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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part Two
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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part One
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Wisdom Teeth
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Interviewing Tips
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What Do You Do When You Get Rejected From Your Dream School?

High School: Rochester. College: Uhhhh… Rochester?

Some might say that I am crazy for going to college in the same city that I went to high school in. “Why wouldn’t you want to get far away? See the world? Try something new?” I have been asked these questions by teachers, friends, even family. But with a university as well-known as the[…]

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Mythbusting: The College Search

Myth #1: Everyone, on any given college campus, knew their specific college was the right place for them as early as the day they applied. Myth #2: When you walk onto the college campus that is right for you, “You’ll just know, you’ll get that feeling.” Call the Discovery Channel and get me a spot[…]

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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part Two

[Part 1] Here are a few more examples of common essays that fall short of their potential impact. Essay Topic #5: Immigrating to the U.S. / Adopting a New Culture Every immigrant struggles to learn a new language and culture. These barriers alone don’t tell us much that’s unique about you. Get to the heart[…]

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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part One

A strong essay can be a definite advantage in making your application stand out from the crowd. Not only will it help you get noticed at the start of the review process, but in the decision homestretch, admissions counselors will fight for students they’ve come to love through their essays. Yet writing a good essay[…]

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Wisdom Teeth

It seems as though the big summer activity for the high school Class of 2010 (soon to be the college Class of 2014!) wasn’t babysitting, working at a grocery store, or doing community service. No, instead, far too many of us sat back, went to sleep, and had our wisdom teeth out. In the early[…]

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Interviewing Tips

One of the benefits of doing a college interview is that it gives you the unique opportunity to present the side of yourself that an admissions counselor might not get from reading your application.  It is also your chance to ask questions about the college or university which may help you confirm if it is[…]

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What Do You Do When You Get Rejected From Your Dream School?

By Christine When I was considering what to write about for this blog post, I thought about what time of year this is from a high school senior’s perspective. And I remembered where I was at this time last year – waiting to hear from all the colleges I applied to. If you are the[…]

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