Category Archives: Optimized Educational Placement

What are my chances of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of my choice?

Wondering what your chances are of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of your choice?   The Competitive Student Quotient (CSQ), is instrumental in providing this information.  We offer each student who works with an Informed Educational Solutions … Continue reading

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College is an Investment: Match School and Student Personality Types and College Affordability to Find the “Best Fit” School

Find your Best Fit College or University with our unique personality type and affordability match process. Personality Survey: Find My Spark Survey (FMS) Every student and every college has a unique personality. When the two are in sync, the college … Continue reading

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The Value of attending a Liberal Arts and Personal “Best-Fit” School – Bucknell University

I am one of the extremely fortunate people who can say with 100% confidence that I attended my “best-fit” school.  I knew from the moment I stepped on the Bucknell campus Freshman year, that this was the place for me.  I … Continue reading

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Creating College Lists and Navigating Admission Decisions

IESolutions counsels all of our clients to take a thoughtful, data based, yet creative approach to identifying their college prospects.  We start with a thorough self-assessment so that students understand that the goal is to fit college choices to their … Continue reading

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SIBLINGS: IS ONE SCHOOL BIG ENOUGH?

Families with more than one child always want to provide for each in equal measure. We can’t permit one of our kids to attend an expensive summer camp, if we can’t afford to send the others when their time comes. … Continue reading

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THE REPEAT YEAR: LOST OR FOUND?

    Elsewhere in the Blog section of the Informed Educational Solutions website, we have discussed the origins of America’s selective independent schools and introduced the concept of the “repeat year” into the equation that predicts success in the process of gaining … Continue reading

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SELECTIVE ADMISSION: A PRIMER

    America’s high schools come in many shapes, sizes, and degrees of difficulty. Some public, some private, (or independent, to use the preferred nomenclature of the trade.) Since well before public education became the law of our Land, independent schools have served … Continue reading

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OPTIMIZED EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENT

The process of finding one’s way into a boarding school or university can be undertaken with or without the support of outside expertise. For generations, families making such choices did nothing more than engage social prejudice: They sent their sons … Continue reading

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