Have you figured out what you’re doing yet this summer? Watching TV? Playing Xbox? Sitting around on Facebook? No, no, and no, say admissions officers. They don’t necessarily care what you do this summer, but they like to see that you’ve done something. What is that something? Here are seven ideas for summer activities that … Continue reading Summer activities that impress admissions officers
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If you’re a parent or student planning to attend a college fair, here are five hints to make the most of your time. Do your homework. Research in advance which colleges will be in attendance, and when you arrive at the fair, map out your schools of interest so that you can efficiently meet all … Continue reading 5 hints on how to make the most of a college fair
This year’s numbers are out – and for high school students, they don’t look good. College admit rates reached record lows across the board. A sampling: Johns Hopkins (18%), Swarthmore (15%), Duke (13%), Stanford (7%) and Harvard (just 6%). Five trends are driving the increasing application volume and decreasing acceptance rates. More high school students … Continue reading Record low admit rates – and what you can do about it
Did you take the SAT this past weekend? Or were you too busy working on your GTL? (For those not in the know, that’s Gym, Tan and Laundry – the extracurricular activities of the men on Jersey Shore.) One SAT essay prompt asked students to reflect on reality television and has received quite a bit … Continue reading Should you ACT now?
Ah, the birds are chirping and the trees are budding. It must be springtime. (Somewhere this has to be true. Certainly not in Boston, where we are located headquartered, but let’s pretend.) You might be wondering what a high school junior could possibly do in late February to prepare for the college admissions process. After … Continue reading College admissions for juniors and their families