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Volume 10, Issue 4

Strategies to Minimize the Blow of College Rejection

It seems that every year we hear about how college admissions has become increasingly competitive. Stanford reported a 5.07% admission rate for the Class of 2018, and many other selective schools have announced record-low admission rates as well. It’s no wonder many students are stressed about their impending college applications.

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4 Things Students Shouldn’t Stress About When Applying to College

The college application process is potentially the most stressful times of a student’s high school career. However, chances are they’re stressing about things either out of their control, or fixating on one of the many myths surrounding the college admissions process. As a counselor, part of my job is to help alleviate some of this stress and help my students channel their energy into parts of the process that they can control.

Here are four common things that students spend a lot of time worrying about, but shouldn’t.

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Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges with Fun Spring Traditions

Spring is often the mark of new beginnings, especially for high school students deciding where to go to college and college seniors wrapping up their undergraduate careers. Many colleges and universities have deep-rooted traditions that celebrate the end of winter, the new life of spring, and the student body as a whole.

From carnivals and fairs, to 100-year-old parades and senior rites-of-passage, here are Dr. Kat’s colleges with fun spring traditions!

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