Posts by Kelly M. Rawlings

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Essay Tips From an Essay Reader

I’ve read a lot of essays in my life. I’ve probably read tens of thousands of essays. In what feels...

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Weighted GPA: Why a 4.0 Doesn’t Always Equal 4.0

Have you ever been at a party with friends when someone says, “I can’t believe SuchAndSuch didn’t get into XYZ...

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‘PG Year’ Explained: How a Post-Graduate Year Can Help

Have you ever heard of a PG or post-graduate year? Not many people have. And in some cases, a PG...

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Holistic Admissions: The Meaning and Reasons

Attend any information session delivered by admissions employees at any competitive college or university and you’re almost guaranteed to hear...

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A B in AP or an A in Regular Class?

For many high school students, summer means turning in a list of requested courses for the next year. Admission offices...