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Consider getting a job! Waiting tables, scooping ice cream, or working retail all require the employee to show up on time, be a team member, have a positive work ethic, be service-oriented, learn how to take constructive feedback, manage a … Continue reading
Congratulations to College Advisory’s hard-working Class of 2018! Students will be attending American University School of International Service, Bennington College, Chapman University, Macalester College, Oregon State University, UC Berkeley, UCLA (Regents Scholar), UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, University of … Continue reading
This article highlights important factors for students and their parents to consider when selecting a college. For example, “…even if students are sure of their major, the school they choose should offer a balanced menu of academic programs. A little … Continue reading
This discussion with the University of Pennsylvania’s Dean of Admissions explores the value of summer programs at selective colleges. Summer programs are a great vehicle for helping students explore an academic interest. But they’re no magic bullet when it comes … Continue reading
This article is a reality check for students who aspire to attend highly selective colleges: Former admissions officers share some of the things they wish college applicants knew about the admissions process.
From Eric Hoover, a reporter with over a decade covering admissions for The Chronicle of Higher Education, ten key takeaways for figuring out what selective colleges are really looking for in applicants.
Simply meeting colleges’ minimum admissions requirements may get you to the gate but not to the finish line. Planning a four-year high school course sequence is worth the time and effort.
Here’s a good read about why students and families should be skeptical about rankings due to the many ways colleges game the ranking system. Develop your own rankings based on your unique preferences and priorities! What might be the perfect … Continue reading
Congratulations to College Advisory’s Class of 2017 on their impressive acceptances! Students will be attending Bard College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Carleton College, Case Western Reserve University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Pitzer … Continue reading
Parents – Whether it’s your first time or the latest of several, here are some suggestions that may help you avoid some of the most common college planning pitfalls.