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Know Thy Admissions Deadlines

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This year, we’re excited to introduce Laura Ellis. She is currently a student at Randolph Macon and will spend the next few months documenting her first year of college. Periodically, you’ll see her posts under  “The College Chronicles”.


So What’s Your Number?

So What’s Your Number?

22 might be a Taylor Swift jam but it is also the record of college applications I’ve seen submitted by one student.




Without deadlines and restrictions, I just tend to become preoccupied with other things. (Val Kilmer)

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Digital Cleanup: Managing Your Online Presence

If you were born after 1990, you’ve pretty much had access to the Internet and social media your entire life.  This also means you started leaving a digital footprint a lot longer than many older folks.




It wasn’t until I arrived on campus in the US in Fall 1999 that I asked myself, “What have I gotten myself into?”

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Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. (Mark Twain)

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It is summer (in some parts of the world) and a good several months before most college applications (if you are applying to U.S. colleges) are due. While rising high school seniors everywhere would rather do anything BUT get ahead of things with those applications, it is a really great time to work on application essays and personal statements.


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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: The Essay

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Last time, we delved into the personal statement. Here are some tips to for answering a college admission essay with an assigned prompt.

Come & Join the TCK Conversation

Come & Join the TCK Conversation

Recently, Ellen Mahoney (Sea Change Mentoring) and I launched a bi-weekly Twitter chat. As adult TCKs ourselves and individuals who spend a lot of time talking to others about pretty much everything TCK related, we figured we would take our offline conversations online.

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Home, Sweet, Homesickness

My phone bill freshman year was atrocious. I can’t remember how many times I called my family and friends. Apparently, phone calls to African nations aren’t cheap and they wreaked havoc on my budget.

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