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Wow! We didn’t even have to bribe anyone to get into some of these schools…feels like we saved money:) For some of the latest on these amazing allegations, see the information from CNN.
Among the great mysteries of the world is the formula for college admissions at top colleges. In an effort to help demystify the process, John Thelin takes an historical perspective here at insidehighered.com: “Fair Harvard” is not always fair. That … Continue reading
US News provides six tips from college admissions professionals: #1: Build on Your Academic Strengths #2: Get a Handle on the Tests #3: Think Outside Your Schools Extracurriculars #4: Consider Recommendations Early #5: Do a Social Media Check #6: Show … Continue reading
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
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
Asian Americans discriminated against at Harvard? That is the question in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard. Get more information here from P.R. Lockhart.
Transcripts without grades? Yes, that’s right. A coalition of high schools are on the path to transcripts that dispense with grades. Scott Jaschik explains in his article in www.insidehighered.com: More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts … Continue reading
More sleep is lost on the essay than any other part of the college application. One of the reasons is the difficulty and choosing the topic. This article in the New York Times won’t make it any easier, but it … Continue reading
Ed Boland, former Director of Admissions for Yale, has been promoting his new book, but has also been sharing some insights from his time at Yale. Here is the story from the New York Post: In his new book, … Continue reading
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