"Let's say what happened in Atlanta is transforming you to want to major in history or even ethnic studies. You have to go a little deeper than that...This is also not a journal entry," says former Northwestern University admissions officer Elaine Kuo about college essays. Northwestern accepted 6.8% of applicants this year. This week:
Are you looking for the best summer program for your teen? Summer activities matter to colleges, and just playing at home won’t cut it for elite admissions. From our guest writer, here are the 10 things to consider when choosing summer programs.
Here’s a misconception: College consultants only help high school seniors with their college apps. We apply for college in senior year, so we hire consultants also in senior year, right? Nope. In every high school grade, college consulting expertise can come in handy, though in different ways. Here’s our 9th to 12th grade guide.
SAT scores might be a relic of the past, but high quality letters of recommendation matter even more now than in pre-pandemic times. This week, a high school social science teacher gives us the inside scoop on 4 things to consider as you’re requesting letters of recommendation.
$1.5 million for a college consulting package. Guaranteed admission to Yale. That’s normal, right? No. If you’re considering hiring a college admissions consultant, please don’t get ready to sell your house and liquidate your retirement. Here’s what you need to know about college consultant fee structures, average costs, hidden costs, and benefits.
Here’s a little-known option: Your PTA. Most schools’ PTA groups closely vet the college admissions experts before giving them an unpaid speaking slot. Plus 4 other avenues to find gem consultants who may not appear on Google.
I’m a native English speaker (and professional writer, hello), but I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t even get a perfect score on the practice Duolingo English Test. I scoped it out to see how TOEFL’s new competitor compares to the traditional English proficiency test for U.S. College admissions.
Most people don’t learn what college consultants do from their list of services. People learn what college consultants do after having worked with them. From an insider, here’s what you may not know college consultants do.