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College Guidance Counselors— Larger Caseloads Than Ever

It is no wonder that independent educational consultants are advising more students than ever before, given that the national average in US public schools of students to college guidance counselors is 478 t0 1, reported NACAC (National Association of College … Continue reading

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Strong Students Need Not Be Intimidated By Low Admission Percentages

As students, parents, and guidance counselors watch acceptance percentages drop each year at the very most selective US colleges and universities (last year, Stanford and Harvard were below 6% admitted, Princeton , Yale and Penn were hovering below 8%, etc.), … Continue reading

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Some Small Colleges Almost As Tough For Admission As Ivies

  Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, with a leafy 205 acre campus is known for its fine faculty, emphasis on the outdoors, and for being one of the first most competitive colleges to offer “SAT optional” admissions. Regardless of whether a … Continue reading

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Stanford Admissions 2014: How Much Tougher Can It Get?

Stanford University announced statistics from the 2014 admissions year:  A record 42,167undergraduate applications were received, and 5.1% were accepted.; 2.3% were wait listed.  Stanford is finding itself inundated with applicants planning to major in computer science, and with a much … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of Facebook When Applying To College

          My clients encouraged me to join Facebook, and I have to admit I enjoy posting photos or articles as well as scrolling through my newsfeed.  While I was initially skeptical of Facebook, I can see … Continue reading

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Glitches Plague Common App

. The Common Application, with over 500 client colleges and universities, launched its first all-digital form on August 1, 2013.  Since the inauguration of this new application, students have complained about a myriad of problems:  difficulty getting to the individual … Continue reading

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What does it mean for a college to be need-blind and meet full-need? – Thoughts on financing education and the value of a college degree

Most families and students are not only faced with the question, “Can I get into my college of choice?” but also, “Can I afford to attend that college?”  President of Iowa’s Grinnell College, Dr. Raynard Kingston discusses where his college … Continue reading

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Looking to Streamline and Organize the College Application Process? – Basic overview of the IESolutions Student Portal

Education is an investment of time and resources.  The options in education are extensive and there are pros and cons to each option.  Once a family decides what they want and need as far as education, there is the hurdle … Continue reading

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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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Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … Continue reading

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