The Ridiculous Assertion That Every College Applicant Faces Rejection

One of the express objectives of our admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by school counselors, by private college counselors, by the press, and, heck, by the local grocer. So when we come across one such misconception being touted, we … 

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A Misinformed Ivy League Applicant

There’s a piece in “Business Insider” entitled “A perfect ACT score couldn’t get this student into Yale, Princeton, or Stanford, and he says it’s because he’s Asian-American” by Abby Jackson that we figured we’d comment on. The piece focuses on Michael Wang, a student with a perfect ACT score who … 

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Ivy League Reject

There is an article up on “Bloomberg” by Stephen Mihm entitled “The Dark Chain of Events to Your Kid’s Ivy League Rejection” that we feel needs a response. In the opinion piece, Mihm, an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia, walks readers through the history of Ivy … 

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College Rejection

There is an article on “ABC News’” website today that suggests pointers for students denied by their top college choices. Here is a breakdown of the advice of the psychologists whom “ABC News” interviewed: – “Be realistic.” You weren’t the only person who got rejected. Tons were rejected. It happens … 

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