Choosing a College Based on Major

Thinking about choosing a college based on your intended major? Peter Van Buskirk believes that to be a good idea. He’s a former dean of admissions at Franklin & Marshall College and currently works as a private college counselor. As Peter writes on his firm’s June 28, 2017 blog, “Embracing a college

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2017 College Commencement Speakers

It’s nearing that time of year — commencement season. And so, in keeping with our annual tradition, let’s break down the who’s who of commencement speakers. Which universities landed a high profile speaker and which offered the slot to someone few have ever heard of? Wonder no longer because “US News

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2017 Ivy League Decision Day

“The Time Has Come, The Time Is Now. Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?” We’re not sure why we have Dartmouth’s Dr. Seuss in our heads on this 2017 Ivy League Regular Decision notification day. Some folks in the college admissions community refer to today as D-Day, but

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MIT Class of 2021

Decisions are out for the MIT Class of 2021. College admissions enthusiasts know that decisions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology come out annually at the same exact time on the same exact date (Pi Day). After all, MIT is a fairly renowned institution when it comes to mathematics so

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MIT Admissions Decisions

MIT admissions decisions come out on this coming Monday, the university recently announced. And in classic MIT admissions style, the university announced this in a very creative way. If you’re not familiar with the creativity in MIT’s admissions office, check out this post about MIT from 2012 in which Dean

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Relax As Admissions Decisions Roll In

For those high school seniors who are currently freaking out because a couple of their classmates have received Likely Letters to schools like, say, Brown and Columbia, stop freaking out. Have some of our students received Likely Letters to Brown and Columbia? You bet. And some of our students have received offers

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Princeton 2016 Notification Date

Princeton University is the first Ivy League school this year to announce the day they’ll be notifying Regular Decision applicants for the Class of 2020 of their admissions decisions. In our experience, schools announce their notification dates when they’ve finished rendering decisions. And we have it on good authority that Princeton

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