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Stanford Early Decision ’13: Most Competitive Pool Ever

The Stanford admissions office announced in its recent letter to counselors that it received a record 6,948 early decision applications, an increase of 13% over last year.  748  of the applicants were admitted, and 593 were deferred, and the admission … 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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College Admissions: Deferred. What does that mean? What should I do?

A deferral indicates that the admissions committee either needed more information about you to make a concrete decision or wanted to consider you with the general pool of applicants as a regular admissions candidate. In other words, it’s not a … Continue reading

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More On NACAC Study on Factors in College Admission

After the top three factors in college admission (#1 Grades in college prep course, #2 Strength of curriculum, and #3 SAT/ACT scores) what are the next most important factors? According to the recent NACAC study, the next most significant factors, … Continue reading

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Early Decision Trends Change

NACAC’s 2004-2011 study of trends in Early Decision show some interesting changes.  Traditional thinking was that applying ED was a significant advantage for a student who had identified a specific college as a first choice.  And it was, but that … Continue reading

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