The Importance of Not Bragging on the College Application

Bragging in the highly selective college admissions process can have disastrous implications. The funny thing is that most students and their parents don’t even realize when it is that they’re bragging. Maybe it’s touting an accomplishment in the Personal Statement or in a supplemental essay for a given college. Maybe … 

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Boasting in Admissions

Passion > Achievement. Beware of boasting in highly selective college admissions. Don’t think you do it? You might want to think again and reflect on it. Often times, our free consults begin with a parent saying something like, “My son has won a lot of science awards. He was featured … 

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Bragging and Admissions

Around this time every year, parents call us to tell us how amazing their children are and how they’re applying for admission to Harvard or Stanford in the Early round. We used to wonder to ourselves why parents like to call us simply to brag about their children, but we’ve … 

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