Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Mythbusting: The College Search
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The Club Life (How it Got Me Through)
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Rochester in the Fall
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It Is Not Enough To Talk The Talk…
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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”
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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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The Tears and Joys of Filmmaking
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Interviewing Tips

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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The Club Life (How it Got Me Through)

By Brien I don’t know about you guys, but during my freshman orientation the thing I most looked forward to most was the activities fair.  For me, college was going to be my chance to really get out there and try a bunch of things I hadn’t tried before.  Of course, as a typical high[…]

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Rochester in the Fall

By Stephania Romaniuk Ahhh… Fall in Rochester.  The best season there is. I have always loved the moment I see leaves turning yellow – just a peek here and there at first – because I know that the long, glorious weeks of colorful trees, crisp Fall mornings, and new adventures are about to begin.  Rochester[…]

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It Is Not Enough To Talk The Talk…

Every year, admissions professionals and college counselors from all over the country come together at a conference hosted by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.  Conferences of this type are usually characterized by PowerPoint presentations, contact cards, and ‘I can’t believe I haven’t seen you since last year’s conference’ hugs and handshakes – this[…]

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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”

By Bradley Booke This past week, during a high school visit, I had the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite places in Rochester… Dinosaur BBQ. The student I was talking with had recently visited Rochester and had been impressed with what he found.  Nothing impressed him more, though, than the culinary delight that[…]

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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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The Tears and Joys of Filmmaking

I got the worst farmer’s tan. My meals consist of donuts, fast food, and caffeinated drinks. My wallet is nearly empty. A day never goes by without arguing with one of my crew members. I guess the film industry is not as glamorous as it seems? Well, frankly, I DON’T CARE. Nothing brings me more[…]

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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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