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Volume 7, Issue 10

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges For a Winter Wonderland

Tis’ the season! For college students around the US, December often brings final papers, presentations, and exams, as many students enter the home stretch before winter break. Luckily, at many colleges, this end-of-semester stress is lightened by snowy celebrations and holiday cheer. Whether you’re partial to chestnuts roasting on an open fire or prefer to have Jack Frost nipping at your nose, here are five schools where you can celebrate the season.

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What To Do If You’ve Been Deferred

Getting deferred from your top choice school can be disappointing. But, don’t despair! The competition in the Early Action/Early Decision application pool has become increasingly intense with each passing year. For the class of 2016, early applications rose at many selective schools around the US. Brown University experienced an early application increase of nearly 5.5%, while Duke University jumped 23% and the University of Chicago increased by a whopping 25%! While the number of early applications at Yale University decreased (down 18%), likely due to the return of Single-Choice Early Action (SCEA) programs at Harvard University (which received 4,245) and Princeton University (which received 3,547), the school still received 4,310 SCEA applications, more than three times the number of spots in Yale’s freshmen class.

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Holiday Gift Guide

It’s December, and the holidays bring a welcome break for students who have been working hard since the start of the academic year. The holidays can also be a great time to celebrate all that your student has accomplished, as well as the bright future ahead. With this in mind, we’ve created a list of gift ideas to please the future (or current) college students on your list.

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