The Gospel According to Admissions Officers

“But an admissions officer said so.” It’s a popular refrain we hear from students and parents. Maybe the admissions officer told you that their university doesn’t take into account financial need when weighing your case for admission. Maybe the admissions officer told you that if your high school doesn’t offer … 

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We Don’t Ask Admissions Officers What They Want

We’re sometimes asked by prospective clients, “How do you know what admissions officers want? Do you ask them? Do you interface with admissions officers?” The entire line of inquiry is rather annoying because of course we don’t interface with active admissions officers — nor should any good private college counselor. … 

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Admissions Counselors Actually Read

Applications to our nation’s elite universities are up, up, and away this year! According to an article in today’s The New York Times by Karen Arenson entitled “Applications to U.S. colleges are breaking records,” “Applications to selective colleges and universities are reaching new heights this year, promising another season of … 

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