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Summer Playlist for High School Juniors and Seniors

Posted by Colleen Reding on Jul 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We know. There is a lot going on this summer. Between catching all of the Bulbasaurs in your backyard, to gearing up for Gabby Douglas to bring home the gold in Rio, to playing JT’s CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! on repeat, we wanted to create the perfect summer set list to help you maximize these extra daylight hours to stay on top of your college plans. We asked our expert contributors on AdmitHub’s About Admissions Q&A Forum about how rising juniors and seniors can make the most of the summer... Hopefully these ideas get stuck in your head!

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Topics: College Admissions, students

Freezing "Summer Melt" One Text at a Time

Posted by Colleen Reding on Jun 29, 2016 4:00:00 PM

SATs … check. College applications … check. Final exams … check. Graduation caps … in the air! With high school graduation upon us, it is important to take a moment to commend the Class of 2016 for their accomplishments. They’ve all spent the past four years learning and working toward their high school diplomas, and many have also successfully navigated the complex system that is the college admissions process to earn those precious acceptance letters!

But while it seems like all of the obstacles are behind these college-bound students, research has shown that several barriers to college entry still exist during the summer months. “Summer melt” describes the phenomenon wherein high school graduates who intended to enroll in universities fail to matriculate in the fall. Two professors, Lindsay C. Page (University of Pittsburgh) and Benjamin L. Castleman (University of Virginia), have conducted extensive studies on this subject and found that across different places in the U.S., between 10 percent and 40 percent of college-intending students “melt” during the summer months and don’t enroll in the fall as planned.

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Topics: Georgia State, College Admissions, chatbots, messaging, texting, students

ACCIS: Tips on Nailing the College Interview

Posted by Jody Sanford Sweeney on Jun 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In collaboration with ACCIS (Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools), here's the latest ACCIS blog post:

Do any of your summer college visits include an admissions interview? Don’t let your nerves get in the way! These tips will prepare you for the conversation anytime -- summer, fall or winter.

Know what’s available to you

Learn what interview options the college offers: on campus; regional alumni interview; at the prospect and/or applicant stage; or, no interviews. The opportunity varies by institution and the admissions web page will share the institution’s policy.

What to expect

Admissions officers and alumni interviewers enjoy getting to know students. They will try to put you at ease and learn about you, while giving you information about the college. Conversations can take on a “life of their own.” You may connect over a mutual interest and the conversation could take off.

To have a purposeful conversation that makes an impact, consider these 10 questions:

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Topics: ACCIS, College Admissions, students

AdmitHub Podcast #8: For Colleges and Bow Ties, It's All About Fit

Posted by Daniel Peterson on Mar 24, 2016 5:18:00 PM

In the eighth episode of the About Admissions podcast, AdmitHub co-founders Kirk Daulerio and Andrew Magliozzi are joined by guest co-host W. Kent Barnds, Augustana College's Executive Vice President of Enrollment, Communications, and Planning.

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Topics: podcast, College Admissions

AdmitHub Podcast #7: DaaaaaPaul!

Posted by Daniel Peterson on Mar 17, 2016 8:00:45 AM

In the seventh episode of the About Admissions podcast, AdmitHub co-founders Kirk Daulerio and Andrew Magliozzi are joined by guest co-host Jon Boeckenstedt, DePaul's Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing.

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Topics: podcast, College Admissions

AdmitHub Podcast #6: Don't Apply Like My Father

Posted by Daniel Peterson on Mar 10, 2016 4:37:59 PM

In the sixth episode of the About Admissions podcast, AdmitHub co-founders Kirk Daulerio and Andrew Magliozzi are joined by special guest co-host Ray Magliozzi, the longtime co-host of NPR's "Car Talk."

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Topics: podcast, College Admissions

AdmitHub Podcast #5: Empire State of Admissions

Posted by Daniel Peterson on Mar 3, 2016 6:22:10 PM

In the fifth episode of the About Admissions podcast, AdmitHub co-founders Kirk Daulerio and Andrew Magliozzi are joined by guest co-host Clare Norton, who's the Director of Recruitment for the City University of New York (CUNY).

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Topics: podcast, College Admissions

AdmitHub Podcast #4: Phi Slamma Admissions

Posted by Daniel Peterson on Feb 25, 2016 2:48:59 PM

In the fourth episode of the About Admissions podcast, AdmitHub co-founders Kirk Daulerio and Andrew Magliozzi are joined by guest co-host Jeff Fuller, the Director of Student Recruitment at the University of Houston.

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Topics: podcast, College Admissions

AdmitHub Podcast #3: Lil' Red

Posted by Daniel Peterson on Feb 18, 2016 3:24:03 PM

In the third edition of the About Admissions podcast, AdmitHub co-founders Kirk Daulerio and Andrew Magliozzi talk with Emily, a high school junior from Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Topics: podcast, College Admissions

ACCIS: What is your motto? College admission and identity

Posted by Daniel Peterson on Feb 12, 2016 4:00:29 PM

In collaboration with ACCIS (Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools), AdmitHub is sharing ACCIS blogs. Check out the latest installment from Brennan E. Barnard, Director of College Counseling at The Derryfield School.

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Topics: ACCIS, College Admissions