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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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UC’s Change Application Essay Prompts
Mar 26, 2016 3:50 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 131,052

(written by John Raftrey)

The University of California announced this week it is eliminating the two essay prompts in their current application and replacing... More
Once Again, UC’s Confuse and Disappoint Top Seniors
Mar 19, 2016 2:03 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 53,431

(Written by John Raftrey)

The UC’s are once again giving out confusing results to frustrated high school seniors. Davis must have one long wait list. I’ve... More
Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna
Aug 18, 2014 8:48 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 39,042

(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series.

The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual... More
10 Tips For This Year?s Common App
Oct 7, 2014 1:54 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 34,063

(written by John Raftrey)

Early decision and early action applications start becoming due at the end of the month. To make sure your Common App is in good shape,... More
Harvard drops the requirement for SAT Subjects Tests. What you should do for Harvard and other schools, too.
Jun 11, 2014 2:01 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 33,859

Harvard made college news last month when they announced that SAT Subject Tests would no longer be required. If you are a low income or first... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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