AP Tests and Ivy League Admission

Bev Taylor

October 24, 2012

In highly selective college admissions -- including in Ivy League admissions -- excelling in AP courses is par for the course.

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The Secret Sauce of the College Waitlist

Bev Taylor

April 04, 2012

Since the college waitlist causes so much anxiety for so many students and their parents, it's time that the public learns the truth about the puzzling admissions (in)decision.

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Marketing Your Way Into College (or a Job)

Jayati Sengupta

April 04, 2012

For several years, college admission counselors at the most competitive colleges have been telling applicants who are ranked number one or two in their high schools, with perfect or near-perfect grade point averages and SAT scores, that they're just not good enough.... [They] look for evidence of accomplishment as well as the depth of commitment and follow-through that lead to significant contributions and recognition from others.

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