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Choose the right major in 3 easy steps and avoid future regret

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While this site focuses primarily on elite college admissions, I’ve occasionally posted on broader topics, including how to choose the right college. These were pretty well received judging by the emails I received, so I’ve decided to continue writing more about the college life. A topic of huge importance to incoming freshman is how to […]

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4 tips in picking the right college now

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While the focus of Hopeless To Harvard is elite college admissions, a broader discussion of college selection criteria is important for every high school student. Not only are the Ivy League schools different from each other (say, Brown vs. Yale), but beyond the Ivies there’s a whole world of different options. Here are the biggest […]

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Why reading lists won’t help at all – don’t listen to your high school counselor or college advisors

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If you’ve read some of my previous articles on college admissions, you’ll realize that I’m blunt and will tell you exactly how I view an issue. Let’s talk about reading lists. Reading lists are the biggest waste of time. High school counselors, private tutors, expensive admissions coaches – everyone will tell you that reading lists […]

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