Elise L.

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What is demonstrated interest? How do I show it? Why should I care?

Posted by Elise L. on 5/2/21 12:36 PM

Colleges increasingly rely on calculations of a student’s “demonstrated interest” (or "DI") to make decisions about admission and offers for various merit scholarships. It is important that students and families have a true understanding of DI to see how it can support an application.

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5 College Alumni Interview Do’s (and a few Don’ts)

Posted by Elise L. on 3/31/21 12:30 PM

First, the Do’s:

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How to get to know a college when COVID means you can’t visit

Posted by Elise L. on 3/30/21 11:53 AM

As COVID was canceling proms and making graduations “drive-through” last spring, it was also causing a major shift in how colleges and admissions offices were introducing themselves to students and families. Students and families began to wonder, “How can I get to know if X College is right for me if I can’t visit and see it for myself?” Just because it looks different, it is still possible to get to know a school (and you can even do most of these in your pajamas!).

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