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
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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
For most moms, dads and high school students, the college application process can be overwhelming and laden with stress. This doesn’t necessarily need to be the case though – staying organized is one way to mitigate anxiety and ensure that you don’t miss any important documents or deadlines. What do you need to apply to … Continue reading Tips for keeping track of your child’s school records
It’s 2011. Do you know where your child is in the college admissions process? Seniors’ college applications have been sent out. For younger students, January marks a new opportunity to get prepared for college! It sounds obvious but it’s worth repeating: By the time your child becomes a senior, he or she cannot undo – … Continue reading Get started in the college admissions process