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Class of 2015 College Admissions

The early application process is a highly discussed and, more often than not, raw subject for those involved. In an anonymous Scroll Poll, a member of the class of 2015 who was deferred, commented, “It is a very sensitive time. The emphasis and pressure students put on one another should—and I ...


Performance Enchancing?

At Deerfield, a large portion of the student body is granted a daily subscription to Adderall, Ritalin or Focalin. These medications are intended to largely relieve students of the effects of ADHD or ADD. Throughout the United States, extra time is often offered on tests such as the ACT and SAT. ...

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College Admissions: Be Worthy of Your Facebook

It has become customary for students to change their names on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media websites when they submit their applications to college, many utilizing wordplay with their names, either using rhymes or referencing TV shows and movies. Fear circulates among applicants as they ...


Rejection: Not Your Fault

It’s true: compared to last year, fewer Deerfield seniors have gained admission to Ivy League universities. But the reason for this decline in acceptances is not because our seniors are less committed, involved, athletic or intelligent. As I understand it, the lower Ivy admission rate is due to ...


Navigating the Athlete’s Route to College

While universities primarily prioritize academic aptitude, sports are also an important aspect of college admissions. Athletic liaisons, admissions officers who work with recruited athletes, play a significant role in the placement process. Interested coaches will often pursue players early in ...


Put “College Prep” In Prep School

Students attend Deerfield (and parents send them there) with our impressive matriculation rates in mind and with the ultimate goal of attending a prestigious college.


Staff Editorial: College Admissions

Our community attempts to be one of support and camaraderie, and we should congratulate those among us who succeed because it contributes to our school’s success as a whole.


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