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, University of Colorado Boulder Engineering, University of San Diego, and Western Washington University’s Honors College.

In addition to need-based financial aid, students were offered institutional merit scholarships ranging from $6,500 to $32,000 per year.

College Advisory’s seniors who graduated from high school in 2012 through 2019 have been admitted to following colleges and universities. What I hope is apparent are the range of options that College Advisory’s students have and the diversity of interests and strengths they possess.

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“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)
Amherst College
Bard College
Bates College
Baylor University
Bennington College
Bowdoin College
Barrett Honors College (Arizona State University)
Beloit College
Boston University (including Kilachand Honors College)
Brandeis University (3)
Brown University (2)
Brown University PLME: BA/MD
Bryn Mawr College
California College of the Arts
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo [Art & Design, Architecture & Environmental Design, Engineering (3), Liberal Arts (2), Science & Math (3)]
California State Universities: Channel Islands, Humboldt State, Long Beach, Northridge, Monterey Bay, Pomona, San Francisco, San Jose, Sonoma State)
CSUN Cinema & TV Arts 
Carleton College (3)
Carnegie Mellon
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark Honors College: University of Oregon (2)
Clark University
Colby College
College of Idaho
College of Wooster
Columbia University
Colorado College (2)
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Emerson College
Emory University
Evergreen State College
Fordham University
Fort Lewis College
Georgia Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Goucher College
Grinnell College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Howard University
Johns Hopkins University (2)
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University New Orleans
New York University Gallatin School
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
Macalester College
Montana State University Honors College/Engineering/ROTC

Muhlenberg College
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Northern Arizona University Honors College
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Oregon State University
Oxford at Emory University
Parson School of Design (New School)
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College (3)
Pomona College

Purdue University
Pratt Institute
Quest University Canada
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design (2)
Rochester Institute of Technology
St. Olaf College
San Diego State University Weber Honors College
Santa Clara University
St. Edward’s University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art & Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scripps College (3)
Seattle University
Smith College
Spelman College
Stanford University (3)
Swarthmore College
Texas Christian University
Tulane University Honors Program
Tufts University (5)
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of Chicago (2)
UC Berkeley Regents Scholar
UC Berkeley (5)
UC Davis (including Regents Scholar & Honors College)
UC Irvine (including Regents Scholar & Clare Trevor School for the Arts)
UCLA Regents Scholar
UCLA Arts & Sciences (4)
UCLA Engineering
UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies
UC Santa Barbara Honors Program (2)
UC Santa Cruz

University of Colorado Boulder (Engineering Honors Program, Leeds School of Business, Arts & Sciences Honors Program)
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Hawaii, Manoa
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
University of Minnesota
University of Montana Davidson Honors College
University of Oregon
University of Pacific
University of Pennsylvania Engineering
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
University of Pittsburgh 
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound (2)
Union College
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Texas Austin
University of Vermont
University of Washington Seattle
University of Wisconsin Madison
Vassar College (4)
Villanova University
Washington University St. Louis

Wesleyan University (4)
Western Washington University Honors Program (2)

Westmont College
Whitman College (2)
Willamette University
Williams College
Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University

Gap year: 7 students

In addition to need-based aid, students were offered institutional merit scholarships ranging from $6,250-$50,000 per year.

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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. Mr. Singer in no way exemplifies the vast majority of independent educational consultants who assist families in navigating the admissions process.

I belong to four professional organizations, IECA, HECA, WACAC and NACAC, whose members are required to abide by the highest ethical standards in working with students and families. We are compensated by and work exclusively on behalf of our client families. In everything I do professionally, my sole concern is my students’ well-being and helping them to gain admission to schools where they will thrive and succeed on their own merits.

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Planning great college visits

Great suggestions, which were written by a student, on making the most of college campus visits.

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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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Is your child college-ready?

Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. The ideal moment to think about this isn’t just before college, but instead earlier in high school — which provides ample time to address issues of college readiness. Here are some steps you can take.

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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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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 the College Board.

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