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Introducing College Connections

We are pleased to bring you College Connections, an online communications series dedicated to the college discovery and discernment process. The purpose is to provide the entire Rambler community with relevant topics, tips and timelines, along with diverse insights and voices to help guide you through the journey and hopefully ease some of the anxiety inherent in the college search and admissions process. We always welcome reader feedback. You can share comments with your college counseling team at

In The News

There is a lot of information out there about colleges and the college admissions process, the below articles are some of the more helpful articles we have found.

List of 3 news stories.

  • New Research Finds That Character Counts In College Admission


    It has been said that character is who one is, or what one does when nobody is watching. When it comes to college admission, everyone seems to be watching and according to a recent survey, character counts. This week, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Character Collaborative released a research brief entitled Character and the Admission Process, which includes results from a survey of trends in college admission. For the first time, the annual survey added a section on the use of character attributes in the application process, and the results highlight what many professionals have known all along: character attributes are a factor in admission.

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  • Avoid These Big College Application Mistakes

    U.S. News

    Admissions staffers from across the U.S. offer advice on what not to do when applying to college.

    Applying to college can be a stressful process, but being aware of what mistakes to avoid can help ease the burden for students. 

    What are some mistakes that drive college admissions staffers crazy – and sometimes send an application to the rejection pile? U.S. News asked pros from around the country to weigh in on what they'd prefer applicants not do. Here are some of the highlights.

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  • Here's How to Support Your Teen Through College Applications, According to a Student


    In this week's 'Teen Talk' column—articles written by teens and young adults to help parents understand what's really happening in their world—a college student explains how to keep the college application process stress-free.

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