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Emily Frisella is a freelance writer, editor and educational consultant. While studying history and English at Wellesley College and the University of Oxford, Emily volunteered with MIT’s Education Studies Program and co-founded The Oxford Writing Project. More recently, she has worked as a tutor-counselor at Northfield Mount Hermon’s Upward Bound Summer Program and as a senior educational consultant at Apolish. In her spare time, she blogs at www.untimelycriticism.com.

Posted May 1, 2018, 8 a.m. by Emily Frisella | View Comments
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As you begin to research colleges and universities and narrow down your list of schools you plan to apply to, you may find yourself considering mostly universities, liberal arts colleges, or a mix of both. Universities and liberal arts colleges can both provide you with an incredible education, but they each offer a different type of undergraduate experience. Universities serve both undergraduate and graduate students, and are made up of multiple colleges, each with its own academic specialty. This means that if you’re applying to a university, you’ll have to designate which college or school you’re applying to. For example, ...

Posted April 12, 2018, 8 a.m. by Emily Frisella | View Comments
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So you’ve been waitlisted—how to write a deferral letter to admissions officers After months of hard work and another few months of waiting, you’ve finally received your college admissions decisions. You’ve celebrated your acceptances, and now you’re weighing your options and deciding which college or university you will attend. But if you’ve been waitlisted or deferred by one of your top choices, you may be feeling confused. You haven’t been accepted or rejected, so what happens next? How do you get off a college waitlist? Remember that a deferral means that the college or university in question believes you are ...