Category Archives: For Parents

How Do Admissions Officers Look at Race?

This is the question that Harvard admissions officers had to answer in court testimony.  Nell Gluckman provides more details on the case here in the The Chronicle of Higher Education: How exactly do Harvard College admissions officials think about race … Continue reading

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5 Subtle Ways the Wealthy May Have a College Admissions Advantage

Sure, donating to your desired school doesn’t hurt, but Jillian Berman suggests there may be five less obvious ways that the wealthy have an edge in college admissions: Continuing disparities in K-12 education The focus on SAT and ACT scores … Continue reading

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The Secret to Getting Accepted Into All of the Ivy League Schools…

Know the secret?  Ifeoma White-Thorpe does!  She pulled off an impressive sweep….accepted into all eight Ivies and Stanford as well.  Here is a profile from GMA/ABC on this New Jersey student who has a tough decision to make: Ifeoma White-Thorpe, … Continue reading

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I am a Legacy…So Now What?

“I am a legacy”…that has a nice ring to it, but what does that really get you?  Well, it doesn’t hurt, but how much it helps may depend?  Ishan Puri, in the Huffington Post Article below, takes on this question … Continue reading

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An Eye-Opening Look at Financial Aid

Admissions decisions at highly ranked schools are mystifying enough, but what may be more mystifying is allocation of merit scholarships and financial aid.   This Forbes article by  Maggie McGrath and Matt Schifrin provides an eye-opening look into the financial … Continue reading

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2013-2014 College Football Bowl Games

For those looking to follow their future, current, or former school, here is this year’s Bowl schedule: 2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule (ESPN.com): Bowl Location/Tickets Date/Time Network Gildan New Mexico Washington State vs. Colorado State Albuquerque, N.M. University Stadium Dec. … Continue reading

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LinkedIn: Your New College Admissions Tool

Sure, you can get a job with LinkedIn, but can it get you into college with it?  Well, LinkedIn certainly hopes so.  See how it might be helpful in this article in CNET:   If it’s been awhile since you … Continue reading

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An Interview with Lacy Crawford, Author of Early Decision…

 At this point in the summer, most high school juniors are already acquainted with the horrible agony that is the college admissions process. They’ve taken the expensive SAT prep courses, visited at least a dozen campuses, and spent weeks … Continue reading

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College Admissions: Parents Gone Wild…

It is just amazing what steps some applicants will take to get admitted to college, but perhaps not as amazing as the steps some parents will take.  Lucy Crawford in a New York Post article describes her first-hand accounts as an admissions adviser and reveals … Continue reading

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One Perfect College Essay…To Go, Please…

Perhaps there is no greater agony in the college application process than coming up with that perfect essay…which can now be 150 words longer.  Lacy Crawford in the Wall Street Journal, give a little taste of some of the successful … Continue reading

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