Issues

Issue 66: How these parents got their kids into Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, UPenn

Issue 66: How these parents got their kids into Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, UPenn

Demeka and Anthony’s two kids got into Stanford on almost full scholarships. (Not to mention Harvard, MIT, Brown, Columbia, UPenn, Berkeley, among others.) Amazed, I spent a couple hours getting to know them. I learned why starting early matters, how to get scholarships, where to find growth in everyday life, and how the kids lived normal childhoods while excelling at all their pursuits. Here’s the superstar parents’ story. 

Issue 64: According to an insider, what U of Rochester really wants, plus what happens if you screw up your college admissions interview

Issue 64: According to an insider, what U of Rochester really wants, plus what happens if you screw up your college admissions interview

University of Rochester doesn't just want students who have the grades and the aptitude to be successful, but also students who are….” Alumni and admissions interviewer Maxine Humphrey shares how she got into Rochester, how she wrote her essay, and the basic attributes needed to succeed at Rochester, a leading U.S. private university with a 36% acceptance rate.

Issue 63: How Early Decision affects admissions

Issue 63: How Early Decision affects admissions

“It really doesn’t matter for us,” Lynchburg admissions officer says about Early Decision. More discussions w/ an insider on the most competitive majors, paper applications, binding ED contracts, and best pieces of advice.

Issue 62: A Rochester admissions interviewer shares how she evaluated applicants

Issue 62: A Rochester admissions interviewer shares how she evaluated applicants

“They gave me a profile of the student…I had to evaluate them and come up with ten questions.” University of Rochester admissions interviewer, Maxine Humphrey, tells SocratesPost what’s included in the profile, what impressed her and what didn’t, and the most important traits needed to succeed at Rochester.