college admissions

Colleges Increase Use of Waitlists

How likely are you to be admitted to college off a waitlist, and how can you improve your chances of admission? Here are some tips for being realistic about your admission chances and continuing to demonstrate interest to your top college choices.

Summer Research Programs for High School Students

Explore the benefits of pre-college summer research programs and find out how these kinds of experiences can assist in college admissions and future career paths!

Sibling Legacy in College Admissions: Does It Exist?

If your older sibling attends your dream school, will this help you to get in? If twins apply to a college together, will it give them any advantage? Does sibling legacy provide a hook into college admissions?

Rise in Applications at Selective Schools

The pandemic created the perfect storm for college applications to explode at highly-selective schools. What does this mean for the Class of 2025 and what should you do to improve your chances of admission?

Three Tips for Identifying a Summer Service Program

Giving back to one’s community is an important part of personal growth throughout all stages of life, and high school students can benefit greatly from these opportunities.

Summer Academic Programs for High School Students

High school students and their parents often come to us requesting guidance on how best to spend the summer break. Our advice varies based on the student; it’s a personal decision that needs to be considered within the context of the child’s interests, preferences, and schedule, as well as family ...

Early Admissions Trends for the Class of 2025

During this unprecedented pandemic, applying early to colleges has had its challenges. From SAT and ACT test cancellations to the reduced ability to visit colleges in person, early admissions have been different this year. Nevertheless, students have pressed onward and submitted their early apps. Whatever your early admissions outcomes, it ...

Six Tips for Teens to Cope with the Covid Blues

The Covid-19 pandemic introduced new concepts for people around the globe: quarantine, stay-at-home orders, remote learning, virtual events, drive-by birthday celebrations, and the list goes on! With all of the effects of a global pandemic also comes an increased risk to people’s mental health, especially for teens. A recent New ...

The Role of Grades in College Admissions

Your grades throughout high school remain the most important factor in college admissions.  While colleges also look carefully at your standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, and other personal factors, they view your academic performance in high school as the strongest predictor of your academic success in college. Covid-19 has changed ...

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