AcceptU has assembled the largest team of former admissions officers to support applicants in the admissions process. In this blog series, we invite you to learn more about our team and insights gleaned from their previous admissions experience. We start with our counselor, Wardell, who was a Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard University and Assistant Dean … Continue reading Q&A with former Ivy League Admissions Officer
Inside tips and advice from AcceptU's team of former admissions officers
When it comes to standardized testing, it is helpful to analyze your child’s scores relative to the schools he or she is interested in applying to. Here is a sampling of median SAT scores from 2016 at some of the most highly selective colleges and universities in the U.S. (scores are listed in a 25th – … Continue reading Median SAT scores at top U.S. universities
With classes and final exams wrapping up for the year, rising juniors and seniors should begin to map out a plan for standardized testing. For students taking the SAT, August 26 is the next available testing date (registration is due by July 28; students receive exam scores by September 15). For rising seniors, this test date … Continue reading Preparing for the August SAT
The University of California (UC) system is the foremost group of public research universities in the U.S., attracting some of the brightest students from around the world. Click here to find out what makes each of the ten schools unique.
In 1990, just 9% of graduating high school seniors were applying to 7 or more colleges. By 2011, that number had shot up to 29% (data from NACAC). With increased marketing and recruitment efforts, the growing popularity and accessibility of the Common Application and a more competitive process overall, the trend should come as no surprise. All good, right? That depends on who … Continue reading The importance of demonstrated interest