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 65: A college admissions insider says never do this when talking to a recruiter, plus 7 reasons people pick Stanford over the Ivy League
“They just acted completely, extremely unprofessional on the phone.” Brandi Bretthauer is a college admissions insider who recruited for Ottawa University. In this week’s issue, she shares why students wouldn’t get in, how not to act with an admissions rep, and how exactly students should vet out their admissions counselors.
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.
“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.
“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.