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     Hendrix College – Conway, Arkansas

    • 1400 Undergraduates
    • In addition to being featured in the August 2012 edition of Loren Pope’s book Colleges That Change Lives and being listed as a “Best Buy” in the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Hendrix has been named America’s #1 Up & Coming Liberal Arts College in 3 consecutive years by US News & World Report.
    • Your Hendrix Odyssey is a nationally famous program that guarantees each student will complete at least 3 hands-on learning experiences during their 4 years at Hendrix. These projects include undergraduate research, service work, study abroad experiences, internships, and performances in the arts.
    • Hendrix is redefining the concept of the “college town” by building a complete New Urbanism community, The Village at Hendrix, adjacent to campus.
    • The 180-acre Hendrix campus is home to an open, welcoming, egalitarian learning community, comprised of students from 43 states and 14 countries.
    • Over half of Hendrix graduates enroll in graduate or professional school within two years of graduation. Our graduates’ law school acceptance rate is over 90% and the medical school acceptance rate is 85%, nearly double the national average.

Changes to the Common Application

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Starting in August of this year,  the Common Application will be instituting several noteworthy changes. Since there are currently 488 Common App member schools (and that figure will grow to 527 this fall), these changes will affect thousands of hopeful college applicants and the counselors and parents helping them through the application process.
Here’s a summary of the changes:

1) The new version will no longer include “topic of your choice” as an essay prompt and will instead require applicants to choose one of four or five essay topics.
2) For the first time, the 250- to (now) 650-word limit will be strictly enforced.
3) There will no longer be an activities essay, a 150-word paragraph that was previously required of all applicants.
4) There will be fewer questions per screen and students will not have to answer questions that don’t apply to them.
5) Progress checks will show students what parts of the application they have and have not completed.
6) Students will no longer be able to upload résumés, though Common App member schools will have the ability to make an alternative option available.
7) Students will now be able to indicate if they qualify for fee-waivers just once instead of asking about each school they’re applying to.

excepts from Stephanie Farah, Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

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