Posts Categorized: Leigh Anne Spraetz

Top Five Actions Juniors Can Take to Prepare for the College Admissions Process

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Juniors, it’s a new year, and it is your year! By this time next year, you will have applied to colleges and will have heard, or will be waiting to hear, the outcomes as well as the options that will guide your choice of where you will spend the next four years! Make really good grades. Turn […]

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Can what I post on Facebook actually hurt my chances of getting accepted?

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I was recently asked to contribute to a blog for a college website designed to answer hot topic questions for college applicants. The question for that posting was: Can what I post on facebook actually hurt my chances of getting accepted? My reply was yes, what is posted on Facebook can potentially hurt chances of […]

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Finding Balance in Preparing for College

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Recently, I attended the first Georgia showing of Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture, a documentary about the stress-filled, anxiety-provoking lifestyles many students face in high school today, while focusing heavily on the impending future of college admissions. I urge you to watch the original trailer. My junior parents who viewed this […]

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Top Ten Strengths and Experiences Colleges Look for in High School Students

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(based on a 2006-2007 survey of IECA member consultants) A rigorous high school curriculum that challenges the student and may include AP or IB classes. Grades that represent strong effort and an upward trend. However, slightly lower grades in a rigorous program are preferred to all As in less challenging coursework.

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