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  • College Admissions Advice: Don't Scale the Pyramid
  • Submitted by Tony Y on 2009-12-21
  • College Admissions Advice: Don't Scale the Pyramid
    College apps advice from college admissions expert Josh Bottomly
    By Jackie Burrell

    College admissions frenzy is at an all-time high. Even schools that once were considered safe bets for a good, but perhaps not great, GPA are becoming increasingly competitive. And college Admissions expert Josh Bottomly, associate director of college counseling at Oklahoma's Casady School, has some helpful advice:
    "I always tell my students," he says, "you get to choose where you apply, not where you get accepted. The goal then is to craft a college list that reflects the college reality. Think of a gigantic pyramid. That’s the college admissions reality. The pyramid represents the range of college selectivity."


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