Oops, did you just hit the post button?

Social media can create a permanent record of inappropriate conduct or language that can haunt you going forward. Many adults have lost their jobs over inappropriate postings and stories abound of students and even teachers sharing inappropriate items on social media. You probably are aware of some from your own school. One would hope...

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The Big University Experience

Generally, those universities with more than 15,000 undergraduates are considered to be large enrollment universities. Student populations among universities vary greatly. Many schools, including Texas A&M, Ohio State, and have an undergraduate enrollment in excess of 40,000 students. In our own backyard, Rutgers has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 35,000, far more than most...

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Your College Applications are In—What Now?

Phew! You never thought you’d finish, but you did it and your college applications are finally in. Now, it’s all up to those all-knowing and all-powerful admissions officers. I hope you are savoring that wonderful feeling of relief that comes with the last submission. You deserve it. But don’t put away those user names...

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Acing the Interview

It’s common to get a bit nervous before an interview with a college admissions officer or an alumni representative. Students have an unfounded fear that they need to come across as suave, sophisticated, brilliant, and charming, and once the interviewer discovers that he or she is just another clueless high school student, the masquerade...

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How Can I Convince the Admissions Officer to Pick Me?

There are many factors. Certainly strengths in interests that carry beyond the classroom walls are helpful whether it’s in athletics, the arts, or academic accomplishments and recognition in such areas as poetry, journalism, or other outside interests. High school is more than your final GPA. What you’ve studied is just as important. By taking...

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