The college interview can be an intimidating experience. Andrea Aronson, a seasoned alumni interviewer, provides some inside tips on how you can make your interviews a success.
Does the Early Bird Get the Worm? This is the time of year when I get calls from parents and students asking whether they should apply to college via early decision vs regular decision. This decision is a very important one, especially if you are considering some of the more selective colleges and universities in […]
Families often ask me for guidance on selecting the best community service and leadership development programs for their students. I recently came across a program organized by the local YMCA in my area that illustrates how easy it really is for students to get involved in community service. However, too often community service is just […]
Colleges value extracurricular activities in the admissions process. But they value good grades even more.
In the sports-obsessed United States, many families assume that the ticket to a hefty college scholarship is athletic prowess on the field, on the court, or in the pool. Not so.
Get Good Grades. It’s true. In the realm of college admissions, it’s the geeks who get the biggest scholarships. But wait. Don’t the jocks get the biggest scholarships? Well, sometimes that’s true. If you play hoops well enough to be recruited by the Georgetown Hoyas, then you’ve got a ticket to ride. Or if you […]
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!
In this guest post, Colin Smith, a Harvard College junior, shares his experiences in taking a gap year between high school and college.