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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 collegeconnections@loy.org.

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 5 news stories.

  • How To Deal With A Deferral Or Denial Of Admission To College: Change Priorities

    Forbes

    Grinning with his characteristically sly smile, Chuck Sanborn, the former director of college counseling at The Derryfield School, corrected my inquiry about his retirement, saying, “I didn’t retire, I just changed my priorities.” He went on to explain that he adapted this phrase while driving in England and encountering road construction. Instead of a neon detour sign, he was confronted with a sign saying "Changed Priorities Ahead" and instantly he knew that this would be his motto. To Sanborn, the idea of retiring or withdrawing felt passive or even defeatist. He was not stepping away from life, but rather stepping towards new priorities.

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  • Finding, Earning And Debunking Myths Of The Coveted College Scholarship

    Forbes

    Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday…if you are like millions of other Americans, you have likely spent the past week in bargain mode (ideally with a break for "Giving Tuesday"). In fact, when is the last time you paid full sticker price for a big purchase? When you bought your last car, was there any chance you were going to shell out the amount listed on the window? Who would dream of buying a new iPhone or computer without checking to see if it were cheaper online or in the store down the street? Ours is a culture of bargain hunting—doorbusters, BOGO offers and clearance sales have become inherent manipulation strategies used to attract customers and move product. What about when the product is higher education? It is no secret that college is an expensive endeavor, and increasingly savvy "shoppers" are looking for ways to shave costs. And colleges are responding: maybe not with buy one/get one deals, but certainly with creative pricing, discounting and the coveted scholarship.

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  • What Straight-A Students Get Wrong

    New York Times

    If you always succeed in school, you’re not setting yourself up for success in life.

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  • A "Fit" Over Rankings: Why College Engagement Matters More Than Selectivity

    College Success

    Based on the Challenge Success survey data of more than 100,000 high school students across the country, we know that the college admissions process can often be a top source of stress and anxiety for students. While many schools,counselors, and parents encourage students to focus on finding the “right fit” college, this advice can be difficult to follow without a better understanding of what “fit” means and what matters most — both for learning and engagement in college — and for life outcomes beyond college.

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  • Should You Participate in the National Student Leadership Conference?

    PrepScholar

    Have you heard of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC)? Maybe you’ve heard that participating in NSLC is a great way to impress colleges, and you’re wondering if that’s true. Spoiler: If you're considering NSLC because you think it's prestigious, you'd be dead wrong. Keep reading to learn why.

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