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Archive for September, 2011

Tips for Successful Letters of Recommendation

September 30th, 2011

In an earlier post, I mentioned the ‘ins and outs’ of preparing a solid college essay and getting through the interview process. I also called your attention to deadlines at different colleges and universities. Today, I thought I would address questions surrounding the letter(s) of recommendation. Once again, different schools ask students to meet different […]

USA Today’s “Top 20 Colleges for Community Service”

September 21st, 2011

This is the time of year we hear about college rankings. On an annual basis, Loyola does consistently well in the academic categories of the various rankings, but I want to mention one acknowledgment that really draws attention to Loyola students and our community. This is just one indication of an active community at work—with […]

Deadlines, Deadlines, and more Deadlines

September 15th, 2011

Have you checked your mail lately? Your inbox? Do you have a stack of college brochures somewhere on the floor in your house? If you are reading the information you’ve received, you’ll notice that every college or university seems to have a different admission and scholarship process and yes, even different deadlines. Probably the best […]

Writing a Great College Essay

September 8th, 2011

Those of you applying to some selective or highly selective colleges and universities will be asked to write an essay or submit a personal statement.  Chances are you’ve already started to write them. Don’t panic. The essay is your chance to bring your application to life. Here are some things to keep in mind: Read […]