Inside the College Admissions Office

September 7, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Admissions

What happens after you submit college applications? What are admissions officers really looking for in applicants and what can your child do to best differentiate him or herself? In this white paper, presented by Stephen Friedfeld, co-founder of AcceptU and former admissions officer at Cornell University and Princeton University, learn about how applications are reviewed, how […]

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Planning for the college admissions process

August 31, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Admissions

As August arrives and back to school lingers on the horizon, now is the right time to begin planning for the college admissions process. Whether your child is a rising 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or even 12th grader – there’s a real benefit to proactively and strategically preparing. The earlier you begin planning, the less […]

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Should you visit business schools?

August 4, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

Are you excited to move forward with your MBA applications? After narrowing down your search to a handful of programs, it is time to start thinking about visiting. Many applicants wonder if it is necessary to travel to each school, some quite far away, in the application process. But visiting a school can offer key […]

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How to prepare your child for college

June 30, 2014 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In College Admissions

It’s never too early for you and your child to start thinking about college. In reality, most freshmen and sophomores consider college to be far off in the distance, and don’t get serious until it’s too late. If you have a junior, it’s essential to start thinking about the college admissions process now. For parents […]

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Four tips for approaching your college activities list

June 23, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Activities List

College admissions is a holistic process – when evaluating your application, admissions officers consider many factors, such as GPA, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include? Maybe you’ve been involved in a variety of activities throughout your four years of high school. Whether you’ve been a JV […]

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Everything you need to know about AP courses

June 16, 2014 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In Academics

How many AP classes have you taken – or plan on taking? Advanced Placement courses can serve you well not just during high school but also during your college tenure. It may not really strike you that your coursework in high school can affect classes that you will take for the four years of undergraduate […]

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With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

June 9, 2014 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In Activities List

College admissions officers consider many factors, including your GPA and rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include on your application, and why? Consider joining clubs as early as freshman year. Maybe you’re not sure which clubs you’ll like and which ones you won’t like […]

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