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24
Feb

Zac Gets the Call – He’s Going to Wesleyan

By Sam Rosensohn So there we are flying on the Massachusetts Turnpike and there’s the state trooper. He’s out of his car, one knee on the…

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18
Feb

What Not To Do On Your College Applications

By Sam Rosensohn Since students are really good at making unnecessary mistakes on their college applications, we’re going to review some of the more prevalent errors…

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24
Feb

What Every High School Student Needs to Know About College Recommendations

By Sam Rosensohn Keep in mind that the teacher recommendations that accompany a student’s college applications can make or break a candidacy – that’s because 80…

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24
Feb

What a Student Does at College Counts for More than Where a Student Attends College

By Sam Rosensohn To every high school senior who didn’t get into his or her top pick: I know how much it hurts. I also know…

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24
Feb

True or False: Straight A’s Are Going Out of Style in College

By Sam Rosensohn News from the college mountain tops to all high school students: A growing number of prestigious colleges want students to focus less on…

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24
Feb

Top Colleges Fight to Win the Hearts of Girls Who Love Math and Science

By Sam Rosensohn If the mean math SAT score for students admitted to John Hopkins University’s engineering program was 746, why did they accept a girl…

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24
Feb

To Win College Scholarships Start Local and Then Go National

By Sam Rosensohn While everyone knows college scholarships are a painless way to defray the spiraling cost of college, too few students acknowledge that the S…

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24
Feb

To Each and Everyone of You that is About to Start Your Freshman Year at College

By Sam Rosensohn Incoming freshmen at Princeton University are advised that the age old adage “well begun is half done” works wonders for college careers. So…

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24
Feb

ThickEnvelope.Com Creates Perfect Storm Over College Admissions

By Sam Rosensohn ThickEnvelope.com, a brand-new Web site that produces probabilities for admission into 80 of the nation’s most prestigious universities, has created a perfect storm.…

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24
Feb

The Top Ten Mistakes that College Freshmen Make and How to Avoid Them

By Sam Rosensohn As captain of Valley Regional High School’s basketball team, Jeff Marois understood how good teams came undone, and underdogs manufactured victory. As a…

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24
Feb

It’s Time to Start Visiting Colleges: Plan that Road Trip

By Sam Rosensohn It’s an ideal time for juniors to start thinking about visiting some colleges; final exams are just over, and the days – believe…

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24
Feb

The Solution to Finding the Right Roommate May Be Under That Pile of Clothes in Your Bedroom

By Sam Rosensohn Now that you have found the right college, it’s time to focus on finding the right roommate. The wrong roommate will be a…

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24
Feb

The Professors Guide to Starting College – Works for High School Too

By Sam Rosensohn Recognizing that moms and dads are quick to give their children advice from the heart when they start college, The Chronicle of Higher…

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24
Feb

The College Essay: ‘Impossible’ Until Students Are Confident About What to Write

By Sam Rosensohn Students should write a college essay that only they can write. To do this they must write in their own voice about what…

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24
Feb

The Advantages to Being the First to Take the New SAT

By Sam Rosensohn The old troublesome SAT, about to take its final shot at high school students this month, will be replaced by the New SAT…

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24
Feb

Summertime is the Perfect Time for High School Students to Restart Their Lives

By Sam Rosensohn Summer is one of the best high school teachers a kid will ever have. Summer offers the opportunity for students to step back,…

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24
Feb

Students Get to Know Your Guidance Counselors – Colleges Prize What They Have to Say About You!

By Sam Rosensohn Douglas White, a guidance counselor at Branford High School, wasn’t surprised that he had to twist both his sons’ arms to get them…

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24
Feb

Stairway to Select Schools and Good Paying Jobs at a Fraction of the Cost – Community College

By Sam Rosensohn Heather Carlson graduated from Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam and could have started her freshmen year at Central Connecticut State University, but…

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24
Feb

Sixty Percent of All College Freshmen Do Not Graduate in Four Years

By Sam Rosensohn Every fall approximately one million high school graduates begin their undergraduate careers at four-year colleges and universities in anticipation of earning a bachelor’s…

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24
Feb

PSAT Scores – A Roadmap to Scoring Big on the New SAT in March

By Sam Rosensohn The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) scores are in and first reports indicate test scores were lower than many students had anticipated. Is it because…

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