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InLikeMe Newsletter – October 18, 2012



A Favorite from Half Moon Bay to  Half Hollow Hills


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17-Point Check List Before Submitting Your College Application

Before you click “SUBMIT”, consider the following check list and take the time to review your college application very carefully.

Early Action & Early Decision: What You Need to Know

Acceptance rates for early programs are typically significantly higher than for regular admission.  In addition to improving your chances for acceptance, being admitted early (usually in December) can reduce senior year stress.  But there can be downside as well…..


Getting Accepted:  What Colleges Look for in Applicants

Competitive schools have far more qualified applicants than places in the incoming freshman class. As such…

College Newspapers Provide On-Campus Flavor

Most applicants overlook this excellent opportunity to learn about what it would be like to be a student there — the school’s newspaper.

Creating a Blog or Website to Showcase Your Athletic Ability, Passion, Talent or Interest

What do a student athlete, artist, avid reader, theater critic, human-rights advocate, literacy promoter, community service opportunity researcher, book seller and junk food junkie have in common? 

Beating the Admissions Odds: 11 Tips Every Applicant Should Know

While there’s no getting around the surge in college applications, there are ways for savvy students to improve their chances of admission.


2012 Florida State University System Admissions Matrix

As part of the annual Admissions Tour, the SUS provides a matrix with helpful admissions-related information pertaining to the various Florida SUS schools. From this post, you can download the 2012 SUS Admissions Tour matrix, which includes key dates and stats.


9 Point Check List After Submitting Your College Application

Some students find themselves in a panic when they learn that components of their application package may not have arrived at the admissions office.

Choosing A Topic For Your Application Essay

College admissions people read essays to learn about you — your personality, ideas, intellect, creativity, curiosity, vision, spirit, interests, accomplishments, resilience, background, character, values and dreams, as well as your ability to express yourself clearly and follow directions…..

19 Application Essay Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Many students trip over common obstacles in their college application essays. Some students rehash their activities and achievements without adding the personal flavor, perspective…

Writing an Effective College Admissions Essay

Colleges look for articulate, well-written, thoughtful essays providing insight into your personality, values, and goals.


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