Preschool to the Ivy League

There is an article in today’s suing the preschool her daughter attended, the ultimate source of information that is neither interesting nor noteworthy, that focuses on a Manhattan mom who is suing the preschool her daughter attended for hurting her 4 year-old’s chances of admission to an Ivy League school … 

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Penn Admissions

Did you recently receive a cryptic but super exciting video from the University of Pennsylvania? On March 4th, students who applied to the University of Pennsylvania and stood out as especially exceptional in the pack of applicants received an email communication from none other than the University of Pennsylvania’s Dean … 

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Harvard Admissions

There is an editorial in today’s edition of The Boston Globe in which the writer argues that the return of Early Action to Harvard makes the admissions process more equitable for all: “The admissions advantage for athletes has been a source of contention at Harvard for decades. A situation in … 

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Applicants to Princeton

A basketball game that took place today at Yale between the Harvard Crimson and the Princeton Tigers may have an impact on next year’s admissions process. Harvard and Princeton had already earned a share of the Ivy League title this season after both posted identical 12-2 records in the conference. … 

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College Social Media Recruitment

There are a number of interesting studies out there on the use of social media by college admissions offices as a means to recruit potential applicants. In one particular study, two researchers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Nora Ganim Barnes and Eric Mattson, have found that since 2007, there … 

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Brown University Admissions

Considering applying to Brown University in the years to come? At yesterday’s annual “State of Brown” address in which Brown’s administrators delivered a speech about the major issues facing the university, Dean of Admission Jim Miller made an interesting prediction. He, like many admissions officers who analyze demographic trends in … 

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Social Media and College Admissions

Social media is a hot topic in college admissions. The question so many students and parents often pose is: Do college admissions officers check the Facebook pages of their applicants? The short answer is…no. College admissions officers don’t have the time to peruse every applicant’s Facebook page. In a word, … 

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