College Admission Interview Tips
Jan20

College Admission Interview Tips

Heading off to a college admission or scholarship interview? Our tips will help you get there prepared and ready to engage!

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Smart Q & A: What to ask a college coach?
Oct18

Smart Q & A: What to ask a college coach?

  QUESTION: What should kids ask and say to college coaches if they call? ANSWER: A phone call from a coach is good opportunity to get your questions answered. Keep a list handy. Jeannie Borin, M.Ed. , founder of College-Connections suggests the following for your consideration: When and where are showcases and how do I obtain information? What positions are available and how many players are being recruited for what years? What...

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Smart Q & A: Is Optional SAT really Optional?
Jun01

Smart Q & A: Is Optional SAT really Optional?

QUESTION (via Twitter): from: @suddenlyfrugal Admissions officer told us optional question on common app isn’t optional. So are SATs really optional at SAT-optional schools? ANSWER: by: Jeannie Borin, M.Ed. , founder of College-Connections The word “optional” regarding college essays and test optional colleges is a choice.  However, it is recommended to complete any optional college essays.  Admission officers are...

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CampusChat: the One-Year Anniversary Chat
May04

CampusChat: the One-Year Anniversary Chat

  One year ago, the Twitter chat about all things college, "#CampusChat" was hatched. The inaugural chat included a panel of three parents (Eileen Paulin @EileenPaulin; Tom Field; and Robert Geller, @rgeller), spanning both coasts, who had just completed the college admissions application process with their respective teens. For them, it was time to celebrate! No more campus visits! No more...

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Visiting College Campuses
Feb23

Visiting College Campuses

By: Jeannie Borin, M.Ed. College-Connections It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many buildings, programs and informational tours. A preplanned checklist of what you want to see is a good idea.  Here are some things to look out for while you tour different colleges. Admission Criteria Requirements and What to Include with Application When to Apply GPA & Test Scores (if required) Scholarships Offered Student...

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Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with Jeannie Borin

Terrific web resources and advice on navigating college web sites were the focus of #CampusChat with guest host Jeannie Borin (@jeannieborin), president and founder of College Connections, on November 11, 2010. The collection of takeaway tweets appears below courtesy of Keepstream:   Click here for the complete...

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