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A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience

College Connections Archive

2019

  • April

    The College Admissions Scandal

    You've probably been hearing about the recent college admissions scandal that has been extensively covered in the media. We wanted to share some information with you. The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), which sets standards on admissions practices, has issued the following statement which reiterates their consistent commitment to the highest standards of transparency and ethical  practice. As members of the NACAC, we at Loyola Academy are also committed to these standards and practices.

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  • What I want high school seniors to hear loud and clear, in the wake of the celebrity college cheating scandal

    Chicago Tribune

    Oh, grown-ups.

    Where did we veer so spectacularly off-course when it comes to the entire point of college?

    How did we arrive at a day when celebrities and CEOs are being charged with bribing and cheating to get their kids into elite schools?

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  • January

    Ad(mission): It’s Not Fair

    Georgia Tech Admission Blog

    I suppose I could have gone with “An Admission: It’s not fair!” What can I say, catchy titles are not my thing. Working on it. But at this time of year, “fairness” is a resounding theme.

    “How can you waitlist my son? He has 30 points higher and two more APs than your average. And we know someone down the street who got in that….”

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  • Be Cool

    Georgia Tech Admission Blog

    At Georgia Tech, we are about to release admission decisions and over the course of the next month, most schools will also be putting their decisions on the streets. So, when you log in to a portal, or receive an email or letter from a school with an admission decision, keep two words in mind: Be Cool.  This is on you, because you can’t count on anyone else. Your parents may lose their minds. Your teachers or principal or neighbors or friends may as well. Again, lots of voices, lots of emotions, lots on the line. Two words: Be cool. Allow me to explain.

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  • The Difference Between Super-Scoring & Score Choice

    Your College Bound Kid Podcast

    INTERVIEW PART 2 Mark continues his interview with Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech, in their final segment on the right way to handle deferrals, denials, waitlists and acceptances.

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  • Using SAT Subject Tests to Stand Out

    Your College Bound Kid Podcast

    Interview Park One: Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech talks through the right way to handle deferrals, denials, waitlists and acceptances.

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