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The Answer Sheet Archive: Bruce Vinik

Safety schools matter in college admissions

A college admissions consultant advises kids applying to college to think hard about safety schools. They may be the most important schools on any individual’s college list.

By Valerie Strauss  | October 26, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bruce Vinik, College Admissions, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  college admissions, college applications, getting into college, safeties, safety schools, what's a safety?  
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Why kids shouldn't take SAT, ACT too early

Increasing numbers of high school students are taking the SAT or ACT college admissions test in the fall of their junior year. They shouldn't. A college admissions consultant explains why.

By Valerie Strauss  | September 30, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bruce Vinik, College Admissions, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  act, college admissions, sat  
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Say 'no' to college admissions creep

A college admissions consultant argues that too many high school students are starting the college admissions process too early.

By Valerie Strauss  | July 13, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bruce Vinik, College Admissions, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  bruce vinik, college admissions, college admissions creep, college admissions process, college applications, juniors and SAT, when to start the college application process, when to take the SAT  
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Problem seen with admissions process to U.S. service academies -- Vinik

College admissions consultant Bruce Vinik explains why applicants to the U.S. service academies have a tougher admissions process than everybody else.

By Valerie Strauss  | June 3, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bruce Vinik, College Admissions, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  college admissions, nominations to service academies, u.s. air force academy, u.s. naval academy, u.s. service academies, west point  
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Senior slump: A cautionary tale

College admissions consultant Bruce Vinik writes about how hard it is for many 12th graders to focus on their school work. As May approaches, even high achieving students give serious consideration to skipping their Advanced Placement exams and heading to the beach. But senior slump is serious business to colleges. Here's a cautionary tale.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 24, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Bruce Vinik, College Admissions, Guest Bloggers, High School  | Tags:  college admissions, getting into college, grades and college, senior slump, senior year grades  
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How to decide on a college

Bruce Vinik, a college admissions consultant, explains how best to figure out which college or university to attend--not, it turns out, like his high school friend Jim made his decision.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 6, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bruce Vinik, College Admissions, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  Bruce Vinik, G Duke, attending Duke, choosing a school, college admissions, guest bloggers  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Is it okay to double deposit at colleges? Part 1, Valerie Strauss , April 1, 2010
Campus visiting season begins at spring break, Valerie Strauss , March 5, 2010
For seniors, March is most anxious month, Valerie Strauss , March 1, 2010
The high school courses students need for college, Valerie Strauss , February 22, 2010
 
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