Your GPA is the most important aspect of your college application. Do you know how to calculate it the way that college admissions officers do? Is your GPA inflated and full of fluff? Or does it reflect academic rigor? Learn the facts.
The short answer is yes. I’ve worked with a number of students who had bad grades in high school, but went on to do well in college. I’ve also worked with a few, however, who weren’t quite ready for prime time. So while the answer is yes, a student with bad grades can still go […]
Colleges value extracurricular activities in the admissions process. But they value good grades even more.
Colleges value community service in the admissions process. But not everyone must do community service to get into college.
Bottom line: while standardized tests are not the only factor in college admissions, they do matter a lot. The more selective the university, the more they matter.
Why hire an educational consultant? Because you get personalized attention, alleviate stress, gain a competitive edge, eliminate confusion, and (best of all) you can SAVE MONEY!
Many experts come up with a formula to answer this question. I hear counselors say something like this all the time: 3 “stretches”, 5 “targets,” and 2 “safeties.” But the number of applications depends entirely on who you are and what you want. If you think things through carefully, perhaps you will need to apply to only one!
Everyone wants to do whatever they can to get into the college of their choice. Does applying Early Decision actually help the cause?
The SAT Subject tests seem to be quickly becoming a thing of the past… or are they?
Planning an effective, fruitful gap year can seem like an impossible task, but it’s easier than you think!