24
Feb

Home Cooked Plan to Spot College Boozing and Improve College Learning

By Sam Rosensohn The meeting of university and college presidents captured headlines primarily because of Walter Harrison, president of the University of Hartford, who told a…

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24
Feb

Americans Say High Schools Aren’t Challenging Our Students

By Sam Rosensohn Survey Reveals Americans Believe High Schools Need to Be Overhauled Not that you needed a national survey to tell you this one –…

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24
Feb

High School Seniors Have Made Their Final Decisions – Here’s Where They’re Going to College!

By Sam Rosensohn The thick envelopes are in and area high school seniors have made their final decisions on where they’re going to college next fall.…

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24
Feb

For Those Who Love to Play and Don’t Want to Work at Anything Else

By Sam Rosensohn Do you happen to know a student who would prefer to play an electronic game than crack a physics, history or math book?…

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24
Feb

Five Proven Ways to Get into a College of Your Choice

By Sam Rosensohn The University of Vermont has created a Christmas gift for college bound students everywhere entitled, Five Proven Ways To Get Into A College…

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18
Feb

Gap Year Can Be the Best Year Yet

For years now, more and more schools have been advising the students they’ve accepted to consider taking a year off and starting a year later. The…

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14
Feb

Early Decision College Applications Glitter Like Gold

By Sam Rosensohn Applying to college Early Decision is like adding 100 points to your SAT scores, wrote Christopher Avery, the Harvard professor and co-author of…

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14
Feb

Acceptance without Strings: Early Action College Applications

By Sam Rosensohn How to apply? When to apply? Early Decision? Early Action? Regular Admission? What to do!!!  Students nationwide have answered: Early Action applications are…

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14
Feb

Face it: You’re Richer than You Thought

By Sam Rosensohn If you were to look at me closely you’d see sand around my collar, on my tie, and in the hair that’s left…

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14
Feb

College Tuition Goes Up; Learning Goes Down – What to Do About It!

By Sam Rosensohn Despite an abundance of laptops on wireless campuses and many more courses in college catalogs, it is not clear that undergraduates today are…

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14
Feb

College Promotions Step Up as Application Deadlines Move Up

By Sam Rosensohn Dear High School Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors, It’s important that you know that senior year doesn’t count for as much as your first…

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14
Feb

College Message Boards Can Save You Time, Money – Maybe Even Pinpoint the Right School

By Sam Rosensohn I just got a letter from Natalie White, who graduated from Guilford High School last June, and who’s currently a freshman at one…

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14
Feb

College Applications: Enough to Make a Family Nuts

By Sam Rosensohn Just because you completed and mailed your college applications doesn’t mean the miserable, nasty process is behind you – as my good friend…

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14
Feb

College Admissions: How We Decide When We Have So Many Equally Qualified Candidates

By Sam Rosensohn For everyone enrolled in College 101, we’re going to start class today with a pop quiz – no reason to growl; there’s only…

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14
Feb

College Admissions: Through the Eyes of a 23-Year-Old Dean of Admissions

By Sam Rosensohn I was so excited to talk to Leigh Weisenburger, who was in one of my American History classes at John Winthrop Jr. High…

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14
Feb

College Admissions: Through the Eyes of a 27-Year-Old Dean of Admissions

By Sam Rosensohn I was so excited to talk to Leigh Weisenburger, who was in one of my American History classes at John Winthrop Jr. High…

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14
Feb

Chat Electronically with College Students at the Schools You’re Thinking of Attending

By Sam Rosensohn It’s a way for instant communication, instant feedback, and students often ask questions they would not ask if they had they been in…

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14
Feb

Beware of Fancy Envelopes for Summer Programs – They Don’t Become Thick Envelopes in the Spring

By Sam Rosensohn About five years ago, I happened to notice an opened letter from the President of the United States on our washing machine. It…

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14
Feb

Betraying the College Dream: What College Myths Do You Believe In?

By Sam Rosensohn While watching football with friends the subject of college came up and a buddy who happens to be a college counselor noted that…

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11
Feb

Area High School Librarians Note 35 Books That Are Big With Students

By Sam Rosensohn Faye Prendergast has had some of the best dinner conversations with her sons based on books they were reading, while Anne Easton, a…

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