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Volume 10, Issue 1

How College Applications are Evaluated

In the US admissions process, colleges and universities take many factors into consideration. Admissions officers look at “hard factors” (GPA, grades, and test scores) and “soft factors” (essays, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and demonstrated interest) to gain a full picture of applicants. How these components are evaluated, however, can be confusing to families and make the college admissions process somewhat mysterious.

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Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges with Great ROI

The value of a college degree is a topic of constant debate and often something families consider when preparing for the college admissions process. There is no denying that a college education is one of the most important investment families will ever make.

Recently, students and parents have begun to look beyond the prestige of name-brand schools and given more consideration to institutions with reputations for the best return on investment. If you’re looking for schools with great value and post-grad success, here are Dr. Kat’s choices of schools with great ROI!

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Starting Second Semester off Right: Tips for a Successful Spring Term

While it can be tempting to simply count down the days until summer break, spring semester is a prime time for high school underclassmen to prepare for the college admissions process, and for college-bound seniors to close out the year on a high note. Believe it or not, seniors, you are not off the hook just yet!

Here are some tips for high schools students to ensure a productive and successful spring semester.

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