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InLikeMe Newsletter — September 19, 2013

 

InLikeMe College Admissions Newsletter

 

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Composing Your College Admissions Resume

Unlike a professional resume, where the reader is generally looking for skills, education and experience, colleges (and the people who will write your recommendations, interview you and evaluate you for scholarships) are more interested in your scholastic and other achievements, awards, activities, athletics, leadership, community service, special talents and how you spent your time during high school.

High School Resume Action Words and Tips

The following words can be helpful when describing your extracurricular activities, awards and achievements and volunteer service.

Recommendations for Recommendations

Many colleges will require two or three recommendations from high school teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or others who know you in an academic, extra-curricular or leadership capacity. Admissions officers rely on letters of recommendation to round out and confirm their picture of you as a candidate.

Early Action & Early Decision: What You Need to Know

Many colleges and universities offer early admission programs such as Early Decision and Early Action.   It’s not unusual for competitive schools to admit a large percentage of the class through these programs. Within the Ivy League, early applicants comprise 18% to 41% of students at Brown, Penn, Columbia, Cornell and Dartmouth.   Acceptance rates for early programs are typically significantly higher than for regular admission.

16 Great College Research Websites and Resources

What do Unigo, College Prowler, CollegeXpress, YOUniversityTV and Big Future have in common?

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BOOK OF THE WEEK:

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014

TEST PREP BOOK OF THE WEEK:

Barron’s 6 ACT Practice Tests

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:

College Navigator

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ADMISSIONS EDGE:

17 Steps to Success Guide for College-Bound Juniors and Seniors 

For most students and parents, the college admission process is time-consuming and complicated, but with some thoughtful planning and organization, you can get a jump start and reduce senior year stress.

ENTRANCE EXAMS:

InLikeMe Newsletter – April 4, 2013

InLikeMe’s combined SAT / ACT / PSAT calendar is available in PDF format for convenient download and easy printing.

Test Timer Watch Helps Students on ACT

Many students spend valuable test time checking the clock to figure out how much time is left and if they are on pace to finish.

 

ACT or SAT?: Choosing the Right Exam For You This Princeton Review book can help you decide based on an assessment of  your strengths, weaknesses and personal test-taking skills.

APPLICATION ESSAYS:

19 Application Essay Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Many students trip over common obstacles in their application essays. For example, many students can’t see beyond the superficial prompt to construct an essay that positively communicates their personality and passion. Some students rehash their activities and achievements without adding the personal flavor, perspective and substance that admissions officers look for. Learn how to avoid these and other damaging traps.

Choosing a Great Topic for Your Application Essay

College Essay Organizer Offers Time-Saving Guidance and Tools

Many students are surprised to discover they have dozens of essays to write – supplemental, optional, program-specific, short-take, and scholarship questions — many of which aren’t found on the Common Application.   College Essay Organizer has in one easy place and identifies essay question overlap to help save time.  Many of the site’s features are available to students without cost.  

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COLLEGE CONSULTING AND APPLICATION ASSISTANCE:

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Admission By Design provides personalized coaching to find the right mix of schools and help you become a more desirable candidate.  Strategy and assistance with college selection, applications, essays, testing, recommendations, interviews and scholarships.  U.S. and International. 

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University of Michigan

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