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MOST RECENT: Getting Great Teacher Recommendations

Posted on 09/21/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Getting Great Teacher Recommendations
Who Needs Teacher Recommendations?

Many colleges with healthy acceptance rates employ streamlined application processes that do not require teacher recommendations. However, when colleges have more stellar applicants than places in their freshman class, they can't accept every student who has taken rigorous courses and earned great grades and test scores. Therefore, to help choose between highly qualified applicants, admissions officers consider a range of other factors, including teacher recommendations.

What Do Colleges Want Them?

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College Search Error #3: Careless Consuming

Posted on 08/30/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Search Error #3: Careless Consuming

A college education is a big ticket item. Be a savvy shopper.

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College Search Error #2: Wishful Thinking

Posted on 06/07/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Search Error #2: Wishful Thinking

To avoid wishful thinking, do a reality check on each of the colleges on your teen's list.

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College Search Error #1: Slapdash Searching

Posted on 05/18/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Search Error #1: Slapdash Searching

It's complicated, so for best results start early.

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Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Posted on 01/20/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Popular summer programs often fill up early, so start looking now.

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