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Endicott College President Richard Wylie Dies Days Before Commencement

Richard E. Wylie, who transformed Endicott College from a two-year college for women into a coeducational institution that offers doctoral programs, died Saturday night, just days before commencement ceremonies, the college said Sunday. He was 77.


He Earned $400,000 in Scholarships and Won Admission to Harvard: A Highline District Student Shares His Advice For College Applications

As a first-generation college student who’s been working since middle school, earning a full-ride to an Ivy League school is a great feeling for 18-year-old Abel Berhan. Here’s how he did it. 

 

How Much Do Acceptance Rates Really Matter?

The month of May not only brings the dreaded exam season, but it also marks the time of college decision dates. First-year transfer students must commit to their college of choice by May 1, while transfer students receive college decisions up to July.

 

MSU Joins The Common Application

Starting September 1, undergraduate students applying to Mississippi State University will have the ability to do so through The Common Application, a powerful online college application platform that serves and supports more than three million applicants, teachers and counselors across the United States and around the world every year.

 

Time Off From Harvard Helped Her Thrive

For Blessing Jee, one of the best things about her Harvard education was putting it on hold. Jee knew when she arrived that she would take time off from her studies. What she didn’t expect was that it would make her “fall back in love with Harvard” — and set her, newly energized, on her future path. When she graduates in May, Jee will take another break before returning to pursue public interest law at Harvard Law School.
 

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