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Posted May 10, 2013 by

Tips for Students Seeking to Attend College or University

Sign to a college admission office

Sign to a college admission office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The process for admission to college or university can also be stressful for students because it involves a lot of things. As a result, they may need support to back them up when applying to different schools. Really, with the complicated college admissions systems being used these days, seeking help is the wisest thing to do for a smooth college application.

In case your family and friends can’t be there to support or help you out, you can try asking some help from your teacher or school counselor. They can surely provide some help that you need when getting ready to go to college. (more…)

Posted November 30, 2012 by

American universities and their college admissions process are unique

CollegeRecruiter.comHave you ever thought about how different the college admission process is in another country in contrast to the U.S.?  The following post demonstrates the requirements of an American student and an international student.

We have developed a unique university and college system as well as a unique admissions process in the United States. This unique enrollment and application process appears arbitrary, opaque and difficult to master. As a result independent admissions counselors have become a critical intermediary in many countries, not to mention the United States. *For full disclosure, Lisa works as an independent admissions counselor.

One of us is American born and raised (Lisa) and the other came to the United States as an international graduate student (Michael). Our perspectives make for a rich and diverse history of experiencing American higher education.

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American universities and their college admissions process are unique

Posted October 05, 2011 by

More Colleges Checking Out Applicants on their Facebook Pages

College hopefuls, beware what you include on your social networking page(s)!

According to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2011 survey of college admissions officers*, nearly a quarter (24%) of respondents from the schools surveyed have gone to an applicant’s Facebook or other social networking page to learn more about them, while 20% have Googled them.  When Kaplan first began tracking the issue in 2008, only 10% of schools reported checking applicants’ social networking pages.  In fact, survey responses indicate the prevalence of social media vetting is likely higher, since several respondents noted that while they had not personally visited an applicant’s page, other colleagues in their office had. (more…)