Singularly Talented Applicants

For years, highly selective colleges have sought out singularly talented applicants in the hope of forming a well-rounded class. Decades ago, highly selective colleges sought out well-rounded students…students who were good (though not great) at such activities as violin, baseball, basketball, and tennis. Back in the day, the three-sport varsity athlete … 

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Talented Ivy League Applicants

We often wonder why a parent thinks that just because their child has near perfect grades and test scores that he/she should be admitted to the college of their choice. While we have written a ton of blogs and been quoted in the press time and again about this, we … 

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College Admissions and Talent

In a previous post on talented college applicants, we wrote about how college admissions counselors are in search of talented students to form a well rounded class. They’re not in search of well rounded students to form a somewhat talented class of students who are fairly decent at a number … 

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Talented College Applicants

Recently, we were at an alumni event for Dartmouth College where Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim addressed a packed hall. During the question and answer session that followed Kim’s speech about Dartmouth, an alumnus questioned why so many wonderful students who attended the high school at which he taught didn’t … 

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Science Research and College Admissions

For talented students whose passion is science research, a new competition has been announced to add to the list of the Intel Science Talent Search and the Siemens Competition. The new competition has been created by…you guessed it…Google. It’s called the Google Global Science Fair. According to Google, “There will be … 

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