The Hidden Perils of Applying to ‘Reach’ Colleges

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GETTY With the arrival of summer, the long-awaited college application process is becoming real for rising seniors. They’re visiting campuses, thinking of essay topics, and, of course, honing their college lists. For all the smart, personal choices that students will make, cosmetic notions of reputation, rank, and the like will lure many students. Famous ultra-selective colleges that figure prominently in …

The College Applicant’s Best Asset: Self Motivation

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Josh’s post: I nearly walked out of the theater when Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting—a fiery, restless youth—got to the line about the apples. No matter how much that Harvard guy deserved to be knocked off his block, I’m just not one for trite non-sequiturs. That doesn’t mean, though, that you can’t learn a few good lessons from …