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Anxious parents make anxious kids, therapist says

"Anxious parents actually produce anxious kids," says Luke Hatch, adolescent psychologist and co-founder of KW Legacy Ranch. The rural Nevada facility uses farm work to empower and heal overly-stressed teens. This week, Luke tells how "special talk," fixed mindsets, and overindulgent parents cause depression, anxiety, and victimization in his college-bound patients.

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How low-income students gain legacy status

  • This elite college accepted 10% more ED applicants than last year. Where is it?
  • After years of rising interest, these UCs saw a drop in freshman apps this year. Which ones?
  • How can low-income students gain the same status as legacy students? Here's one way.

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“Overextending yourself is a common mistake”

“Overextending yourself is a common mistake…This is a holdover from the college admissions process.” We continue our interview with Elisabeth Fassas, author of Making Pre-Med Count: Everything I wish I’d Known Before Applying (Successfully!) To Med School. Topics discussed: how to balance maturity with humility, biggest surprises about med school, the experiences that best prepared her for med school, and how writing a book fit into her pursuit of becoming a doctor, where the MCAT is going, and if med school admissions is too numbers-focused.

Med school insider: What I wish I’d known

Author of Making Pre-Med Count: Everything I wish I’d Known Before Applying (Successfully!) To Med School talks about what she knew before getting into med school, why she took the MCAT twice, the interview question that stumped her, & traits of successful med school applicants. Elisabeth Fassas graduated from Johns Hopkins & the London School of Economics and worked at McKinsey.

She was the most memorable applicant, an admissions officer says

“We found out how her brother got shot and died.” West Point admissions officer, Tuan Le, shares his most memorable encounter with an applicant, how majors play into admissions, popular jobs after graduation, what happens when you cram for the physical exam.

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A 4-year full-tuition scholarship with a 3.2 GPA?

  • Now, you can get 4 years of free tuition at this college with a 3.2 instead of 3.4 GPA. Where is it?
  • THE VERDICT’S IN: Will the University of California finally eliminate SATs?
  • Another elite college dropped SAT subject test requirements this week. Which one is it?

At last, this school drops SAT subject tests

  • Ka-ching! This elite university in California just made $1.1 billion. Which one and how?
  • I know where you are…Another top university is tracking their students’ locations. Which one?
  • Here’s yet another elite college that dropped SAT subject test requirements. Where?

What happens when you cheat at Harvard

  • You might get away with cheating on your homework at Harvard. How?
  • Is it possible to get into Yale on full scholarship — but still struggle to pay for classes?
  • Good-bye SAT: Another top school dropped test score requirements. Which one is it?

This elite college is bringing back legacy admissions

  • Legacy alert: This elite college is bringing back legacy preference. Which one is it?
  • JUST IN: What’s the new method to get into Boston College or Colgate University with a full tuition scholarship?
  • Johns Hopkins president speaks out: What happened to legacy admissions?
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