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5 Ways to Learn About Colleges When You Can’t Visit

By Diana Hawkins There is nothing like a campus visit for college-bound high school students to help students and families understand the college experience at a particular school. If it’s the pandemic or other reasons that have ruined your opportunities for exploration, don’t give up on research! There are many ways to learn about colleges […]

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Juniors, Cameras On!

Turn your camera on! Yes, I know you might be the only one in the class with it on. Yes, I know it’s kind of an awkward angle. And yes, I know sometimes you like to walk around, fidget, all around multi-task when you are listening to a lecture, but trust me, you want to […]

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Personal Statement Topic Remorse

By Diana Hawkins I spent this afternoon with one of my students discussing her Common App essay. She had been at it for several weeks, and despite various attempts, it wasn’t blossoming. When choosing among several ideas, she had committed to her topic with thoughtful consideration, but she couldn’t express them when it was time […]

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Covid-19 and Your College Admissions Process

You can still learn about colleges even if you can’t visit campus. The Covid-19 pandemic is certainly causing abrupt changes in college environments daily and sometimes hourly. While college are making decisions to keep their communities safe, we want to acknowledge that it might cause some anxiety for students and families going through the college […]

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What To Expect On Your First College Visit

Spring break is a well-known time for families to venture out onto college campuses for visits. Often, families will find a couple of colleges in the location they are taking their spring break vacation and stop in for a visit. Incorporating college visits into your trip to California is a great idea, but you don’t have to go that far.

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The Madness Of College Admissions

March madness is here. For the readers who are college basketball fans, you are probably thinking about basketball brackets and how to choose teams to win those brackets. There are always consistent teams that do well every year that we feel comfortable moving forward on the brackets. Then, sometimes, there’s that one team that comes out of nowhere and makes it further than anyone expects. Last year that team was UMBC – University of Maryland Baltimore County. After visiting UMBC this fall, I was sent home with a t-shirt touting their win and a little more visibility for a school that I can attest is a hidden gem.

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Thoughts On Yesterday’s College Bribery News

Integrity and ethical behavior are cornerstones of our work at College Connectors. All consultants at College Connectors belong to our industry’s professional associations, where we pledge to hold ourselves to the highest levels of ethical behavior and practice.

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