Legacy Admission

On the “New York Times’” “The Choice” blog on college admissions, Jenny Anderson writes about a panel that was held yesterday at New York University that discussed legacy admission in the college admissions process. On hand for the panel was the dean of undergraduate admission at Yale University, Jeffrey Brenzel … 

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University Summer Programs

There is an article in “Smart Money” entitled “The New Kids on Campus” by AnnaMaria Andriotis who focuses on colleges that have been expanding summer programs to younger students each year. How young? Kindergartners can now attend college! That is not a typo, you read it right. University summer programs … 

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Getting off the University Waitlist

For those students who chose to remain on university waitlists, you likely sent in a card indicating that you wish to remain on the waitlist. But is that all you did? Have you just been sitting back and waiting for that university to get back to you? If so, your … 

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University of Michigan Admissions Decisions

We’re only a couple of days away from the date in which high school students need to inform colleges of where they intend to matriculate. Some students sent in their decision a month ago. Others have waited until these last few days and if the decision was a tough one, … 

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College Admission Essays

Continuing our series on college admission essays, let’s take a look at another common mistake many high school students make in their personal statement for the Common Application. In this particular college admission essay, the topic happens to be sports. Here’s the paragraph: “Soccer has been my passion ever since … 

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College Placement

A “New York Times” article entitled “High School Classes May Be Advanced in Name Only” by Sam Dillon points out that more high school students are taking “rigorous-sounding” courses than ever before. In fact, the article indicates that the number of students taking these kinds of courses has “nearly tripled … 

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Brown University Athletics

A few days ago, we posted about the Brown University administration’s decision to eliminate the fencing, wrestling, and women’s ski teams. We told the story of how the Dartmouth men’s and women’s swimming and diving program was cut back in 2002 and how an entire college came to its rescue. … 

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Applying to Graduate Schools

According to “The Huffington Post,” the U.S. Census Bureau reports that for the first time in U.S. history, more women than men are finishing college and receiving advanced graduate degrees. Writes Hope Yen of “The Huffington Post,” “Among adults 25 and older, 10.6 million in the U.S. who earned a … 

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College Consulting

Mark Sklarow, the Executive Director of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association), an organization we’ve been a member of but nonetheless believe to be somewhat of a joke (what a waste of $600 a year!), reports that an AP poll indicates high school students are not happy with the college counseling … 

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Getting into Top Colleges

There was an editorial recently in “The Huffington Post” by John Hrabe entitled “Harvard University or Community College? Why the Choice Isn’t As Crazy As It Sounds.” While the editorial is amusing and the author tries to use statistics to buttress his argument, the argument at its core is inherently … 

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