Apr 06 2017
Dear Waitlisted Student,
Did you know that if you want to increase your chances of admission, you need to do more than just accept your spot on the waitlist? There will be hundreds, possibly thousands, of students who accept a spot on the waitlist.
But waitlists are not ranked. The students who stand out are the ones […]
Apr 26 2016
Over the past week, I’ve had more students ask for help in deciding where to attend college than any other year. They’re feeling the pressure of the May 1st deadline when colleges expect to hear whether they are planning to attend.
These students feel like they are behind in making a decision as their friends and […]
Jan 08 2016
Over the holiday break, millions of high school seniors applied to “just a few more colleges.” In this eleventh hour, most of the schools they end up applying to were never on their original list. The last minute push is usually the result of desperation, angst, and fear of not being accepted in the uber-competitive […]
Dec 21 2015
Do you ever wonder if colleges know what other schools you applied to? You’re not alone. Rest assured they won’t find out unless you tell them.
That being said, you want to make sure that every piece of your application to each college screams, “I want you!” Colleges are shockingly insecure about whether a competitive […]
Dec 17 2015
January 1st is quickly approaching. Maybe you applied Early Decision 1 somewhere and you got deferred or denied. Maybe you are wondering if you should apply Early Decision 2 instead.
Here are 7 important things to consider:
1. You will find Early Decision 2 programs at a number of highly selective and selective colleges across the country. Not […]
Dec 03 2015
Attention high school seniors! You may have already submitted your college applications or you are about to submit them.
Before you sit back and wait for your admissions decisions, you need to do one more thing:
Check to make sure each college received all of your materials.
Even though you submitted your application, you always want to follow […]
Aug 21 2015
Have you seen this thought-provoking article in The Atlantic?
In it, writer Gillian B. White unpacks a recent study by researchers at Brigham Young University and San Diego State University and examines how much going to an elite college or university really matters. Her conclusion? Future earnings tend to align more with your choice of major and less […]
May 19 2015
I recently read this interesting Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe from the perspective of an SAT tutor and college instructor and it got me thinking…
I remember the exact moment when I realized that the biggest intellectual surprises and accomplishments in college sometimes come from students who did rather modestly on standardized tests but […]