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Class of 2021 Acceptance Rates at Ivy League Schools

This past week, students all over the country found out if they were going to be joining the Ivy League ranks as acceptance (and rejection) letters arrived. These colleges are some of the most competitive in the country and each typically receives over 30,000 applicants each year. The main criteria for acceptance rests on student transcripts… Continue reading

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8 Ways to Maximize Your College Visit

Visiting colleges can be a fun, although time consuming, part of the selection process. Considering the many aspects that go into getting into your student’s top-choice school, it is a step that should not be skipped. Although there is typically a standard process for a college visit, taking the time to get a real look… Continue reading

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3 Ways to Prepare for College Over Spring Break

Spring break is right around the corner and is a great time for your child to relax and destress. If your child is a junior or senior, it is also a good time to get a jump start on some pieces of the college entrance process. By knocking out some of these things now, you… Continue reading

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Why College Grades Matter

Your college student’s grade point average (GPA) can be vital to their success beyond college.  According to the US News and World Report, maintaining a high GPA is crucial to those who plan to attend graduate schools. Even if they are planning to enter the job market immediately after graduation, it is advisable to list… Continue reading

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College Profile: The University of California System

Applying for any of the nine prestigious schools in the University of California system may seem like a daunting task. While admission statistics vary widely from campus to campus (e.g., you would need a more competitive profile for a school like UC Berkeley or UCLA than for UC Merced), the minimum requirements are the same… Continue reading

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Getting Your College Degree: You Can’t Afford Not to Prepare

Let’s talk about investments, namely, investing in your future. Given that college is expensive and the job market is a little iffy, is college really a smart  investment? If you’ve ever talked to a financial advisor, the first thing he or she will do is run the numbers. It’s important to look at the numbers… Continue reading

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College Visits

Choosing a college is a big deal. Sure, some people know exactly where they want to go because their parents and their parents’ parents went there, but for most students, the amount of options they face can be a bit overwhelming. One way to narrow down your choices is to take campus tours. While college… Continue reading

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What makes a school large or small and what are some advantages and disadvantages of each?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Sarah Contomichalos, Manager, Educational Advisory Services, LLC What makes a school large or small to an applicant is the applicant’s frame of reference. A student coming from a high school with 4,000+ students may… Continue reading

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We don’t have time or money to visit some schools I’m really interested in. What can I do?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. O’Neill, MSEd Counselor, KSO College Counselling The great thing about the internet is that there is so much information available! Take advantage of it by: 1. take virtual tours of the campus via the… Continue reading

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Why is it important for students to have a college admissions marketing plan?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. 王文君 June Scortino, President, IVY Counselors Network It is well accepted that student must find a best way to promote themselves for college admisisons. better prepare admissions will bring more options and more financial aid… Continue reading

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