Applying to academic graduate programs – MA, MS and PhD degrees – is very different from applying to college. (And, applying to professional graduate programs – MD, JD, M.Arch., Ed.D., MBA, and so on – is itself very different from applying for academic grad degrees.) What are MA, MS, and PhD programs? And what makes … Continue reading Steps to applying to grad school
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 … Continue reading With extracurricular activities, less can mean more
Earlier this week, the College Board made a major announcement regarding SAT Subject Tests and the optional essay portion of the SAT. So what does this mean for students applying to college in 2021 and beyond? Here’s what is changing, and perhaps more importantly, what these changes mean for students: Announcement #1: SAT Subject Tests … Continue reading What does the elimination of SAT Subject Tests mean for you?
Deferrals and rejections are an unfortunate part of the college application process that high school seniors will confront each year. While we encourage families to hope for the best, it’s equally important to be prepared for an unfavorable decision following Early Decision/Early Action applications. Here are some useful tips for students whose early applications have been deferred: Keep your head … Continue reading What to do if you’ve been deferred
If your child is applying to college, there is no doubt a lot of excitement (and other emotions!) in your home. You may be excited for your son or daughter to experience the world on his or her own next year, to learn from a great college or university. Or you may be excited that … Continue reading What is a parent’s role in the college admissions process?