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  • Junior Year: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

    Zak George

    Junior year is one of the most telling years for college admission offices. And guess what? You’re halfway done with it already! Today’s blog will highlight what we consider during your junior year, and why it is important in preparing you for DePauw! We like junior year for a variety of reasons: It allows us to see the trend of your… Read more.

  • How Three DePauw Scholarships Can Help Lower Your Cost

    Orlando Ramirez

    I will typically get the same sense of shock every time I mention DePauw’s sticker price with a student or his/her family. And I don’t blame any of them for their initial reaction over the price of this education. As the nation participates in a conversation about college debt, it is no surprise that students wince at the price of a college… Read more.

  • The 5 W's of Your DePauw Admission Counselor

    Zachary George

    The 5 W’s of your DePauw Admission Counselor  As you continue your junior year, you’ll have many interactions with our DePauw staff: We send emails, we visit your high school for a college fair, we host regional interviews throughout the country and we greet you upon your visit to campus. Early in this blog, I mentioned that the purpose of… Read more.

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  • It’s easy to talk about yourself! The College Interview

    Zak George

    Bring copies of your resume. Wear a suit. Arrive early. Come prepared with questions. Research the company and role in advance.

    Much has been written on advice for the first (or next) job interview. Self Help books and blogs are out there giving recent college graduates and career jumpers advice on what to do, what not to do, what to say, and what not to say during the critical one hour conversation…

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  • #AdmissionTips #SocialMediaTidalWave

    Zachary George

    In some sense, I rode the first tidal wave that is known as ‘social media’. Facebook began my sophomore year of college as an elite way for college students to connect with other college students. When it first started, it was only available to students having an .edu email address, and was a club that everyone wanted to be a part of, but only certain people were allowed into.

    My roommates and classmates…

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  • Junior Year: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

    Zak George

    Junior year is one of the most telling years for college admission offices. And guess what? You’re halfway done with it already! Today’s blog will highlight what we consider during your junior year, and why it is important in preparing you for DePauw!

    We like junior year for a variety of reasons:

    It allows us to see the trend of your grades. Since freshman year, have your grades gone up, or down?…

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  • The Secret Formula to a Successful Senior Year Schedule

    Zak George

    Are you a junior in high school?

    Are you thinking about what classes to take your senior year?

    Are you also considering what the best class options are, in order to be admitted into the college of your choice?

    Don’t you wish there was a secret formula of classes to take and grades to earn in order to ensure success?

    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this blog post is for you…

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  • How Three DePauw Scholarships Can Help Lower Your Cost

    Orlando Ramirez

    I will typically get the same sense of shock every time I mention DePauw’s sticker price with a student or his/her family. And I don’t blame any of them for their initial reaction over the price of this education. As the nation participates in a conversation about college debt, it is no surprise that students wince at the price of a college degree. I could describe what the value of this education…

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