Category Archives: College Admissions

Drumroll…class of 2020!

It’s May 1 (National College Decision Day) and although this May 1 looks quite different from past May 1s, I want to sincerely say “Congratulations!” to College Advisory’s Class of 2020. Although you will forever be considered the Class of … Continue reading

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“Elite” summer programs worth it?

As high school students consider their summer options, it’s worth reading this article about expensive pre-college programs at highly selective colleges. These programs are designed to generate revenue for the college, and with very few exceptions, they don’t give students … Continue reading

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College Admissions: Fake News

It’s impossible to get into college. This is the impression of many students and families who hear about declining acceptance rates and increased application numbers. They are ready to give up before they even began. Fake news! As research reveals, the … Continue reading

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Drumroll…Class of 2019!

Congratulations to College Advisory’s hard-working Class of 2019! Students will be attending American University, Brandeis University, Cal Poly SLO Engineering, Carleton College, Clark Honors College (University of Oregon), Occidental College, Loyola Marymount University, Pomona College, Tufts University, UCLA (2 students), UCSC, … Continue reading

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Results!

“College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.” College Advisory’s seniors who graduated from high school in 2012 through 2020 were accepted to the colleges and universities listed below. (students enrolled) (students accepted) American University (2) … Continue reading

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What the scandal reveals

A well-written piece on the culture that produced the recent college admissions scandal. “The parents indicted were responding to a changing America, with rage at being robbed of what they believed was rightfully theirs.”

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Moral wages of admissions mania

Just what is all this scheming and obsession with college status teaching our children? From the inimitable Frank Bruni – worth reading! 

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Ethical college consulting

The recent college admissions scandal is NOT what ethical college consulting is about. We do not bribe, cheat, perpetrate frauds, or engage in illegal or immoral behavior to game the college admissions process. Along with the rest of the country, I’m horrified. … Continue reading

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‘Nuff said. READ!!

Colleges not only care that students read, but they also care what students are reading as well as what they have learned from the experience. Here are five excellent reasons students would be wise to make time for reading.

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College admissions: what’s new?

Whether it’s affirmative action or new testing requirements, here are some recent college admission developments to keep an eye on.

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