Category Archives: College Admissions

One big lesson? Worry less!

Planning for college? Teens wished they had worried less, sought more advice and spent more time on their college applications. At least that’s what nearly 100,000 members of the Class of 2018 said in this recent survey by Seventeen and … Continue reading

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A shake-up in elite college admissions

Big news from the University of Chicago! The University will no longer require the ACT or SAT scores from U.S. students… “sending a jolt through elite institutions of higher education as it becomes the first top-10 research university to join … Continue reading

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Advice for parents

This article offers great tips for parents when working with a child through the college admissions process. ”While you may be well-meaning, you may be unintentionally inspiring some negative backlash. Each of these behaviors can usually be reined in by … Continue reading

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Still trying to map out your summer?

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

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Drumroll…Class of 2018!

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

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How to find a college you’ll love

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

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The inside scoop on summer programs

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

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What happens in the admissions office?

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.

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Selective admissions: no magic formula

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.

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Plan ahead to be college eligible

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.

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