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Expert Advice from Anne

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Subject Tests: "Recommended" vs "Required" (August 2018)

If You're Considering Being Pre-Med . . . (June 2018)

The Many Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College (June 2018)

Insights into the 2018 College Admissions Cycle (June 2018)

Considering Public University Honors Colleges and Programs (April 2018)

How to Make a Good Impression on Admissions Officers (April 2018)

How Early Action and Priority Deadlines Work (February 2018)

High School Sophomores: It's Time to Start Thinking about SATs and ACTs (February 2018)

SAT or ACT: Which Should You Take? (December 2017)

Predicting Admissions Policies at Selective Colleges in 2025 (October 2017)

The Six Factors Research Shows Make for the Best College Choice (August 2017)

When, Why, and How to Create a Resume (August 2017)

Which Application Platforms and Prompts Should You Choose? (June 2017)

Extra-Curricular and Summer Activities: What Matters and What Doesn’t (June 2017)

The Art of Asking for Letters of Recommendation (April 2017)

Common Application Announces its Essay Prompts for 2017-18 (April 2017)

Applying to College as a Student Athlete (April 2017)

How to Use Your Summers Well (February 2017)

Understanding Score Choice and Superscoring (February 2017)

ZeeMee Provides a New Platform to Enhance College Applications (December 2016)

Anne's Advice for Juniors (October 2016)

You Know It's a Reach, So What Can You Do? (August 2016)

Community Service: Why, Where and How Much Should You Do? (June 2016)

The Coalition Application and What it Means
for You (April 2016)

How to Prepare for the Transition to College
(February 2016) 

How and Why to Build a Resume for College Applications (December 2015)

Strategizing for College Visits: How to Decide Where to Visit and What to Look For (December 2015)

Why and How to Demonstrate Interest to Colleges (October 2015)

Thinking About Return on Investment (August 2015)

A Guide to Selecting High School Classes Wisely (April 2015)

How Learning Differences Impact the College Application Process (February 2015)

Enrollment Management Seeks "Pointy Students" (February 2015)

What You Need to Know About College Interviews (December 2014)

If You're Thinking of Majoring in Communications (October 2014)

Comparing Financial Aid Offers Can Be Tricky (August 2014)

How to Use Social Media Wisely (August 2014)

Athletic Recruiting and the College Admissions Process (June 2014)

How to Choose a Tutor for Standardized Tests (April 2014)

How to Begin Learning About Colleges from the Comfort of Home (February 2014)

Big Data Collection and the College Admissions Process (August 2013)

If You’re Thinking of Studying Engineering. . . (June 2013)

How Advantageous are A.P. Courses and Exams? (February 2013)

Three Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Writing the College Essay (August 2012)

Summertime with College Applications on the Mind Can Be Fun Too! (June 2012)

Anne's Picks

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6 Tips for Deciphering a Financial Aid Letter CBS Moneywatch

Words of Wisdom from a Colgate University Sophomore College Data

Making Sure You Come Across Likeable in Your College Essays Teen Life Blog

10 Things I Wish I'd Asked During College Visits Huff Post College

Charities That Inspire Kids: Kiva The New York Times

Recruiting Column: How Your Coach Can Help You USA Today

New College Grads: Who Employers Want to Hire CBS Money Watch

A Harder SAT: College Board Release Foreshadows the Most Challenging Test to Date applerouth

High School Juniors: 3 Tips to manage College Entrance Exam Results

Worrying Productively: Six Ways Parents Can Help With the College Search

On College: Brace yourself for rejection and then get over it Mercury News

A Cynical Game that College Admissions Offices Play Ed Central

7 Questions College Financial Aid Officers Wish Parents Would Ask US News

Can You Answer These 10 College Interview Questions? Teen Life Blog

How Many Colleges Should You Apply To? Teen Life Blog

Top 5 College Towns in the Country Travelers Today

Most with college STEM degrees go to work in other fields, survey finds Washington Post

New SAT Sample Questions Released US News and World Report

Conversations on Admitting: One-on-One with a Harvard Admissions Officer Huffington Post

On College: A little Etiquette Can Still Take You a Long Way San Jose Mercury News

Getting Your Legal House In Order Before Your Adult Child Leaves for College 
Surviving the College Application Process

Secrets of Ivy League Tour Guides narratively

21 College Tips I Wish I Knew Freshman Year Custom College Visits

The 100 Best Jobs US News Money

The Best Universities For Undergraduate Teaching: U.S. News & World Report Ranking 
Huff Post College

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets The New York Times,
Business Day

Advice From a Dean of Admissions on Selecting High School Courses The New York Times,
The Choice Blog

SAT/ACT Optional 4-Year Universities