The Example of the University of Chicago

Will other universities follow the example of the University of Chicago by dropping their requirement that applicants submit an SAT or ACT score? The University of Chicago is an elite school among elite schools. It is ranked in the latest “US News & World Report” ranking of colleges in a … 

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Harvard Values Humor and Grit

Does Harvard University value a good sense of humor? You bet the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based school appreciates a candidate who knows how to laugh and inspires others to laugh, too. And you bet the school appreciates a candidate with resolve and strength of character. Heck, it’s not like we haven’t written … 

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Things You Shouldn’t Have to Worry About in College Admissions

There are some things you can’t help but worry about in college admissions — like performing well on the SAT or ACT. Or getting that ‘A’ in AP World History. Or swimming 0.6 seconds faster in the 100 breaststroke to enter the radar of a college coach. But then there … 

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University of Chicago Goes Test-Optional

In a college admissions bombshell, the University of Chicago, one of our nation’s most elite universities, has announced that it will go test-optional for domestic undergraduate applicants beginning next year. In so doing, the school — which is ranked in a tie for #3 with Yale University in the 2018 … 

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Uproar Among Asian Americans Over Proposed Changes to NYC Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, widely considered to be New York City’s most unpopular mayor since the very nice but largely ineffective Mayor David Dinkins, is taking some heat for proposing changes to the admissions policies of certain elite New York City high schools. And why? Because his … 

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The Soulcraft of College Admissions

We came across a piece in “Christianity Today” that focused on how religion can help us rethink the college admissions process. While we’re not regular readers of the faith-based publication, we found the editorial interesting nonetheless, particularly the piece’s tagline which reads, “The ‘soulcraft’ found in faith-based learning is just … 

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Proposed Admissions Change at Elite New York City Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City’s most unpopular mayor since as long as we can remember (at least in our book), has proposed some changes to the admissions policies at eight of New York City’s specialized high schools. The most well known of these schools are Stuyvesant High School,┬áthe … 

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Race and Privilege at Oxford

While we help students earn admission exclusively to colleges and graduate schools in the United States, we read with great interest a piece in “The New York Times” by Alan Cowell entitled “Oxford Lifts the Veil on Race, Wealth and Privilege” which focuses on newly released data concerning the ethnic … 

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