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Writing Letters of Recommendation. Creating Your School Profile. Your high school profile needs to be comprehensive and accurately portray the uniqueness of your school.

Creating Your School Profile

Listed here are the crucial elements it should contain, according to college representatives and high school counselors. Be sure to update your profile annually. View a sample high school profile to see how all the pieces fit together. Contact information List school name, address, phone and fax numbers, and website URL. Community and school information Include a description of the school and the community that depicts the socioeconomic and ethnic mix, information about the education level of parents, major employers and other features of interest. Curriculum Describe the available academic programs, special diplomas, tracks and any nontraditional or unusual curricula. Writing Recommendations. A Guide To Writing Evaluations for MIT Because of our highly competitive applicant pool, letters of recommendation hold substantial weight in our admissions decisions.

Writing Recommendations

A well-written letter for an outstanding applicant can highlight impressive characteristics beyond his/her own self-advocacy. We are looking for people who have and will make an impact - the difference between a letter that supports and a letter that raves about a special student. Both guidance counselor and teacher evaluations are most helpful when they are specific and storied. They should provide us with the information and impressions we cannot glean from the rest of the application. Try to address the following questions in your evaluation: University Admissions Department. From Admissions Students always ask about the essays.

University Admissions Department

Topic selection, length, style, message – there really is a lot to think about. We realize that it's not an easy process (to say the least). Class of 2018 Essays That Worked. These “essays that worked” are distinct and unique to the individual writer; however, each of them assisted the admissions reader in learning more about the student beyond the transcripts and activity sheets.

Class of 2018 Essays That Worked

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing. Frequently Asked Questions. Many students test twice, once as a junior and again as a senior.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should definitely consider retesting if you had any problems during testing, such as misunderstanding the directions, or feeling ill. You may also want to consider retesting if you don't believe that your scores accurately represent your abilities, especially if you see a discrepancy between your ACT scores and your high school grades, or if you have subsequently completed coursework in the areas covered by the ACT. If you test more than once, you determine which set of scores are sent to colleges or scholarship programs. ACT reports scores from only one test date per report. Retaking the SAT. Santa Clara University -Welcome. Penn Admissions. APUSU Information. Greetings!

APUSU Information

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Coursera “Applying to US Universities” online course and have found it helpful. By participating in the course, you should have a better understanding of what you hope to gain by studying at a US institution of higher learning and how to find the right university match for you. I’m excited that you are considering Rhodes College in your university search. As I mentioned in my interview, Rhodes is a unique combination of a personal, liberal arts and sciences institution coupled with the resources of a major metropolitan city. - Montgomery County Community College. Alphabetical List - College and University Rankings - LibGuides at University of California San Diego. Writing Recommendations. Study Abroad, Student Visa, University Fairs, College Applications and Study in the U.S. / America.

Penn Admissions. Santa Clara University -Welcome. APUSU Information. - Montgomery County Community College. University of Virginia Piece on College Essays. One of my favorite resources that concerns writing the college admissions essay– an annoying task– has recently disappeared from the University of Virginia website.

University of Virginia Piece on College Essays

Writing Recommendations. University Admissions Department. I have never successfully spoken anything other than English.

University Admissions Department

I was born in the United States to American parents and studied abroad in Ireland. College Interviews - Preparing for College Admission Process. Aligning Your Interests With Your College List. Admissions Counseling Videos. The SAT and ACT have changed a lot over the years, and it’s not the same test parents remember.

Admissions Counseling Videos

In this video, IvyWise tutor Kyle discusses the difference between the two tests, what they cover, how they’re scored, and how students can decide which is the best fit for them. This video also includes sample problems and tips on how to improve scores. The Truth About Building a Balanced College List. Most students get the advice to build a balanced college list, but what does this really mean?

The Truth About Building a Balanced College List

It's not just about having a dream and safety school, especially in this highly competitive time. It's important for students to have realistic expectations about which institutions will be the best academic, financial, and social fit. While not explicitly seen as a negative, the phenomenon of students "over" and "under" matching themselves to schools points to the fact that students may not be giving due diligence to creating a balanced check list.

So what exactly does a balanced college list look like? All the institutions on a student's list, of which there should be 10-15, need to be categorized into "likely," "target," and "reach" schools. "Likely" schools = student's academic profile is significantly stronger than the middle 50 percent of students who are typically admitted. "Target" schools = student's academic profile is similar to that middle 50 percent. 5 College Admissions Mistakes International Students Can Avoid. Avoiding mistakes such as failing to plan ahead can increase international students’ chances of admission to a U.S. college. Applying for international admission to a U.S. college is daunting. But here's a secret from a longtime admissions director: Many American universities wish they had more international students. They want their classrooms to reflect the interconnected world we live in, because students learn as much from each other as they do from their professors.

That's why your unique cultural identity and experiences will set you apart – if you can avoid these five common mistakes that many international students make during the admissions process. Page217. Page217. Magazine - Article. How does Stanford's undergraduate admissions staff decide who gets accepted? The Order of Things - The New Yorker. Last summer, the editors of Car and Driver conducted a comparison test of three sports cars, the Lotus Evora, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, and the Porsche Cayman S.

The cars were taken on an extended run through mountain passes in Southern California, and from there to a race track north of Los Angeles, for precise measurements of performance and handling.