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Updating their status

Updating their status

Alyssa Hui

May 24, 2019

Seniors explain their decisions in whether or not to post about what college they will attend

What colleges want in students applying

What colleges want in students applying

Mallika Singh

October 20, 2017

t’s well known that colleges ask for the, GPA, SAT scores and AP test scores of their applicants. They want numbers. Numbers make it easy to compare students. Admissions officers can look at applicants side by side and only see the numbers. However, it should be noted that colleges ask for extracurri...

You don’t need AdmitSee

You don’t need AdmitSee

Tal Marom

November 24, 2015

or seniors, November is a time when the stress really piles on: Classes get harder and college application deadlines get closer. The window to improve our grades gets shorter, and we become more unsure of yourself. At that point, we might start looking for a source of validation. I know I definitely...

Will changing your Facebook name really change your chances of getting into college?

Will changing your Facebook name really change your chances of getting into college?

Vanessa Qin

November 17, 2015

he checklist of things to do before finally pressing that submit button on the Common Application: develop a college list, ask teachers for letters of recommendation, take the SAT or ACT one last time and change your Facebook name. From Nov. to March, social media circles become populated by famili...

State of Learning

Kiranmayi Methuku

May 29, 2012

University of California campuses seem to have discovered a new way to compensate for the budget crisis. For the 2012-2013 school year, nearly twice as many out-of-state freshmen were admitted than two years ago. While California residents pay $13,200 for tuition, out-of-state students have to pay almo...

Changing the face of college admissions

Changing the face of college admissions

Smitha Gundavajhala

April 8, 2012

Standardized tests have always had challenges with cheating. Over the years, students have become better and better at it, while test proctors have maintained the same, archaic methods. Maybe the honor system and was enough to keep students honest in 1926, when the SAT was first created, but these are...

Cal cuts

Cal cuts

Deepa Kollipara

October 31, 2009

Budget cuts forces UC Berkeley to remove 600 in-state admission spots Read More »...