Tag Archives: Admissions

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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The Most Complex Higher Education Entrance Process in the World

Virtually all of this year’s college admission decisions have been made and communicated to students. The increased variety of admissions plans (rolling, early decision, early action etc.), applications deadlines, test requirements, and the bewildering non-pattern of reply dates make our … Continue reading

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Welcome, CA4! – Essential Information for High School Juniors

Applicants applying to colleges this coming fall and winter will have the all new Common Application, fourth version, at their fingertips, the result of two years and $8 million dollars spent on research and development. Its most significant feature is … Continue reading

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Finding the Best Fit College/University is both Intellectual and Emotional

Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, offers great advice on finding the Best Fit College.  To watch the video, click here.

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What are the essay prompts for the 2013-2014 Common Application?

The Common Application Board of Directors announced today its new essay prompts for the 2013-14 Common Application. The prompts are: • Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application … Continue reading

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NO GUM, NO JEANS

While working with a tenth grade client recently, I suggested that we take thirty minutes some day before his boarding school interviews to polish his presentation a bit. That opportunity occurred yesterday, and most of the recommendations I imparted could … Continue reading

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State of College Admission – Summary of NACAC Study

For the past ten years, the National Association of College Admission Counselors has been compiling data and publishing an annual report. This year’s report, just released, looks back on the past decade in college admissions and summarizes the data with … Continue reading

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DEMONSTRATED INTEREST

In their unenviable task of sorting out the best from the best, America’s selective schools and colleges are challenged to find special reasons to admit one over another fine candidate. With grade inflation and most writers’ tendency to avoid lawsuits, … Continue reading

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THE WELL ROUNDED APPLICANT

For decades, serious candidates to America’s competitive schools, colleges, and universities have struggled to achieve the ideal profile – that of the truly well rounded student, blessed with a great mind, superb grades, abundant leadership qualities, an office in student … 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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