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MIT Early Action: Record Breaking Year

The greatest-ever number of Early Action applicants, 5,684, applied to MIT this fall, with a consequent all-time low percentage of Early Action admits:  10.4%.  17.4% were rejected outright, and 68.5% were deferred. With an increase of 13% Early Action applications … Continue reading

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Worried About Your Test Scores? Think Outside of the Box

By now, seniors applying to college have a realistic idea of the likely range where their test scores are falling.  If students are concerned about how their scores might affect their admissions outcomes, they should check which colleges and universities … Continue reading

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Applying to Colleges: When Is Enough, Enough?

“Applications By The Dozen, As Anxious Seniors Hedge College Bets” (written by Ariel Kaminer, The New York Times, 11/16/14) describes the latest mania to sweep the college admissions process: the practice, by some worried seniors, of filing increasing numbers of … Continue reading

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Which Test Is Better For Me: SAT or ACT?

Twenty years ago, the ACT had just a small share of the college admissions testing market.  But times have changed:  in 2013, the ACT eclipsed the SAT in the number of students who took the test.  Now students have a … Continue reading

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Helicopter Parents Hinder Growth

Parents today understand in theory the dangers of “over-parenting” and even realize that, in principle, some of their children’s growth  comes from making mistakes. Yet they find themselves unable to jump in when they fear that the consequences of a … Continue reading

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SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … Continue reading

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A WORD ABOUT APPLICATIONS

  Any application to any school, college, university, graduate school, or place of potential employment is nothing more than an empty stage on which you are being invited to perform for your future. Although it has been designed to be warm, … Continue reading

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