The Impact of the Proposed NYC Specialized School Admissions Plan on Boys

As our readers may remember, we’ve previously reported on a proposed overhaul to the admissions plan at New York City’s specialized high schools, the most well known of which are Stuyvesant High School, the Bronx High School of Science, and Brooklyn Technical High School. In short, NYC Mayor Bill de … 

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Admission to Elite NYC High Schools

Back in May, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, widely regarded as New York City’s least popular mayor in history, proposed changes to the admissions policies at New York City’s specialized high schools. NYC’s most well known specialized high schools are Stuyvesant High School, the Bronx High School of … 

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Changing Majors and Admissions

Ann Brenoff, a parent who went through the college admissions process recently, wrote a piece for “The Huffington Post” a little while back about things that are wrong with the college admissions process. It’s a good piece, one that contains a whole lot of accurate information about the application process. Our … 

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Entrepreneurship at Penn

In a piece in “Inc.,” Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks (a team that includes that German player who preceded the great European import to New York, Kristaps Porzingis…we forget his name…Dirk something?), offers advice to students at the University of Pennsylvania. He tells students that … 

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Kindergarten Admissions Performance

Kindergarten admissions in New York City can be an intense process…as silly as that may seem. Kindergarten admission in this area of the country isn’t all fun and Playdough. There are lots of potential kindergartners and only so many slots at the best kindergartens. With so many New York City — … 

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Getting Into Kindergarten

If you’re 22 years old and thinking of having children in about a decade, it’s high time to begin thinking about getting your future son or daughter into preschool. We’re kidding! That is absolutely ridiculous. And yet if you read a piece by Anika Jackson entitled “Rejected by Ivy League … 

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Kindergarten Admission in NYC

If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that we like to poke fun from time to time of the kindergarten admissions process in NYC. Yesterday, there was an article that ran in “The New York Times” entitled “When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3” … 

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Colleges Extend Deadlines

On January 1st at around 11:30 PM EST, about three seconds after our last senior clicked submit on her one remaining Regular Decision application, the Common App. site crashed. And we were certainly not surprised. With all the glitches the Common App. experienced earlier this fall, and all those students … 

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Kindergarten Prep

Need kindergarten prep? It no secret that Manhattan parents of rising kindergartners collectively let out a huge sigh of relief when it was announced that the use of the ERB would be eliminated in the kindergarten admissions process. But that relief didn’t last long. Shortly thereafter, these same parents started … 

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Manhattan Kindergarten Admission

The Manhattan kindergarten admission process is changing. Yes, you read this correctly. Kindergarten admission in the borough of Manhattan is quite competitive and, for years, the ERB test has been the equivalent of the SAT for college admission. But the ERB test — what was once a status symbol for … 

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