College Admissions & Graduate School Admissions News & Blog

The Academic Index is a formula the Ivies use predominately for recruited athletes (not to be confused with applicants who happen to have played sports in high school; if you're being recruited, you know who you are!). It combines SAT
READ MORE
The Harvard Crimson noted today that Harvard will honor the new SAT Score Choice policy: http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=526072. Dean of Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said that Harvard admissions will embrace the Score Choice policy and he believes that it will reduce
READ MORE
By: Mimi Doe and Michele Hernandez Since last summer, and all fall, we’ve been asked by the press, parents, and anxious students if we felt early applications would drop due to the financial crisis. Over and over, we’ve said NO,
READ MORE
By: Michele Hernandez In October, the College Board launched a new standardized test for eighth graders. "ReadiStep" is a shorter and easier version of the PSAT designed to measure students' readiness for rigorous high school courses and later, college. You
READ MORE
Many students think that doing hours of community service will get them into top colleges, but that's no longer the case. The truth is that many high schools REQUIRE community service, so it's hard to tell who put their heart
READ MORE
Did you know that the November 1st Subject Tests are the only time to take language tests with the listening component?  It's not too late to sign up -- the late registration deadline is around October 10th.  Subject tests are
READ MORE
Most college early deadlines are coming up soon: November 1, although a few are still November 15 -- you have to check. Don't worry though -- as long as you POSTMARK your application by November 1, it will not be
READ MORE
Make use of your college counseling office early on in your high school years. Go through materials in the office such as college catalogs, books with test prep info, etc. Take time to get to know your college counselor. Remember,
READ MORE
From one of the country’s leading experts in college admissions and a nationally recognized parenting guru—Learn specific tips for giving colleges more than they ask for and creating an application that stands out.   2009 will be the most difficult
READ MORE
After the transcript, colleges give most weight to test scores. At schools like Dartmouth and Columbia, the average verbal SAT score is about 730, and the average math is 735. That's typical at all the top schools although, Cornell and
READ MORE

Get our latest posts delivered to you free via RSS