College Admissions Newsletters

Students walking together on campus --- Image by © John Fedele/Blend Images/CorbisHere you’ll find all of our college admissions newsletters that we used to publish throughout the year, dating back several years. We now publish our newsletter with a recap of the weekly blogs. These newsletters present tips for getting into the Ivy League, tips that you otherwise may never have known. Our college admissions newsletters are intended for college applicants and parents as they navigate the highly selective college admissions process and, in particular, the Ivy League admissions process. If you read a number of our newsletters, you’ll have a better idea of the kinds of mistakes so many Ivy League applicants and other college applicants make when they apply to Ivy League colleges and other highly selective colleges. We try to ingrain our tips in your head so that you or your child won’t make the same such mistakes. Read More

In our college admissions newsletters that collectively focus on getting into the Ivy League, we offer tips on how to approach the Common Application Personal Statement. Most college applicants submit bad Personal Statements. Maybe these Personal Statements offer little insight into an applicant. Or maybe they offer insight that a college applicant should know better than to offer! We also write about how students can have a big impact on their teacher and school counselor letters of recommendation.

We offer advice on how to get off the college waitlist. We discuss college rankings in depth and compare them to fantasy sports. That’s right. Fantasy sports. We write about what kind of numbers make for respectable SAT and ACT scores. We outline what students should do should they be deferred from their Early school. We write about college interviews, the Why College essay, how to make the most of summer activities, and so much more.

Getting into the Ivy League is absolutely about the numbers. But there’s also so much more to it. Students with perfect grades and perfect SAT or ACT scores are denied admission year after year. Here, you’ll find out why. So peruse our college admissions newsletters offering tips on getting into the Ivy League and find out what you don’t know or what you thought you knew (but it turns out you weren’t right).

Making the Most of Your Summer Experience


How you choose to spend your summer vacations can have a definite impact on whether or not you are admitted to the college of your choice.

Can Students Find Happiness at Less Selective Colleges?


With more than 3700 colleges and universities in the US, only about one percent of those are considered highly selective.

The Choice Between A Liberal Arts Or A Pre-Professional Education


With the vast array of colleges and universities in the U.S. some offer an education in the liberal arts and sciences, while others are more specialized or pre-professional.

Top Ten Things to do Prior to Senior Year of High School


1.) Think about your priorities and list them in order of their significance to you; 2.) Do an online college search by inputting specific criteria that are important to you; 3.) Read everything you can get your hands on! Start with general college guides and college websites.

Easing Stress of College Admissions


It’s almost a right of passage that adolescents will experience some level of stress in the college admissions process. However, the high achieving junior in high school truly believes that his or her entire future is dependent upon being admitted to a highly selective college and consequently experiences an inordinate amount of stress.

Work Experience & College Admissions


On many college applications, students are asked to list their extracurricular activities in one section and then in another section list their work experiences. It is always to the student's advantage to complete all parts of the application and do so with significant information.

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