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By John Raftrey And Lori McCormick

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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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Transitions
Aug 26, 2015 7:24 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,533

(written by Lori McCormick)

Transitioning to college, while certainly exciting, can also feel a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips to help make your transition... More
UC Berkeley’s new freshman admission policy
Aug 12, 2015 9:30 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,837

(Written by Lori McCormick)

In April 2015, UC Berkeley adopted a new freshman admission policy.

Starting with students applying to Berkeley this fall, some... More
508 Dreams Dashed at UC Santa Cruz
Aug 11, 2015 2:22 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,448

(Written by John Raftrey)

UC Santa Cruz has withdrawn their offer of admission to 508 students who were planning to attend the university this fall. The university... More
Standardized testing may become a thing of the past
Aug 4, 2015 4:58 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 2,467

(Written by Lori McCormick)

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) maintains a list of colleges and universities that do not use the SAT or ACT... More
Play Ball! College Season Begins - Applications Live
Aug 1, 2015 9:42 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,440

(written by John Raftrey)

Today the Common App and the UC App went live. It reminds me of when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It means the... More
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