College Applications

The Impact of COVID-19 on Summer Plans for College and High School Students

Quarantine and social distancing have drastically changed many students’ summer plans. The inability to meet in-person for coursework, internships, travel, camp, or work may leave you asking yourself, “What do I do now?” We hope this blog will give you some worthwhile ideas for how to create meaningful experiences this ...

College Application Platforms

There are several different online platforms through which universities accept applications. While the Common Application is still the strong favorite, the Coalition Application seems to be gaining in popularity, and the Universal College Application has several interesting features. All of these platforms allow students to create a centralized college application ...

Sibling Legacy in College Admissions: Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as sibling legacy? Broadly, watching your older sibling go through the college process can help you do the same; you’ve observed your sibling’s path through high school and college, tagged along on college visits, and maybe even picked up a few good work habits or ...

Early Admissions Decisions: Your Next Steps

Early admissions decisions are in from most colleges, and if you’ve applied early, chances are you know whether you’ve been admitted, deferred, or denied. But now what? Depending on your admissions outcome, there are a variety of actions you can – and should – take. If you’ve accepted a binding ...

Teacher Recommendations: How and Who to Ask

Strong teacher recommendations personalize and differentiate you, place you within the context of other students, and round out your college application. To that end, it is important to develop your relationships with teachers by participating in class discussions and engaging in special projects and papers during your junior year. And ...

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2020

Once again, it was a wild year in college admissions. Assessing the likelihood of acceptance to highly selective private and public universities was as unpredictable as ever, and while some applicants were lucky enough to receive early admission to their top choice, many students were dealt an uncertain hand of ...

Early Admissions Decisions: Your Next Steps

Early admissions decisions are in from most colleges, and if you’ve applied early, chances are you know whether you’ve been admitted, deferred, or denied. But now what? Depending on your admissions outcome, there are a variety of actions you can – and should – take. If you’ve accepted a binding ...

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2019

As a follow-up to our blog on Early Admissions Trends for the Class of 2019, we bring you highlights from this year’s Regular Admissions outcomes! From increasing selectivity to expanding financial aid programs, here are some of the most noteworthy trends in college admissions. Overall Acceptance Rates Overall, application numbers ...

Applying to UK Universities: A How-to Guide

Have you ever pictured yourself attending university in England or Scotland?  You may be surprised to learn that it’s a more attainable goal than you think. The United Kingdom includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  This is especially true now, since Scotland recently voted to remain within the jurisdiction ...

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Graham Turk, Princeton 2017

Meet Graham, a member of Princeton University’s class of 2017! Graham is a graduate of The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York, and he is now pursuing his Bachelor’s in Computer Science. What is your favorite memory from your first year of college? Bus rides with the club hockey ...

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