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Why should college students be familiar with CourseSmart?

A Silicon Valley start-up called CourseSmart may be changing the way college professors grade their students, according to the New York Times on April 8, 2013.   Nine colleges are testing this innovative product which tracks whether and how much … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Consultant, Colleges in the News, CourseSmart, Digital Media, Education, Educational Consultant, Educational Counselor, Educational Solutions, homework, Informed Educational Solutions, Online Learning, private universities, public universities, Reading, Sarah C. Reese, school success, The Future of Education, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Decision Time: The College Choice Factor That Can’t Be Measured

Once a student and I have spaded through all of the data— majors, testing, size, location, selectivity— and the college visits are scheduled, I always give the following advice: Take the tour, do the group meeting, and make sure the … Continue reading

Posted in 12th Grade, Academic Consultant, Best Fit School, Campus setting, College, College Tours, Education, Educational Consultant, Educational Counselor, Educational Solutions, Informed Educational Solutions, parenting, Recommendations, Sarah C. Reese, School Options, school size, school success, Selecting a College, Self-Assessment, Senior Year, social fit, Teens, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Academic Consultant, Applications, Best Fit School, College, College Admission Statistics, College Admissions, College Applications, Early Action, Early Decision, Educational Consultant, Educational Counselor, Educational Solutions, High School Grades, Informed Educational Solutions, Ivy League, Optimized Educational Placement, parenting, Sarah C. Reese, School Options, school success, Self-Assessment, social fit, specialized interests, State of College Admission, Timing the Application, Uncategorized, Waitlist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Academic Consultant, Brown University, College, College Admissions, Columbia, Cornell, Cornell, Dartmouth, Early Action, Early Decision, Education, Educational Consultant, Educational Counselor, Educational Solutions, Harvard, Informed Educational Solutions, Ivy League, NACAC, Princeton University, Sarah C. Reese, State of College Admission, The Future of Education, Uncategorized, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Yale | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Eleventh Grade Applicant

We have suggested in an earlier blog that getting an early start on the college process is essential for good results to be reasonably assured. A ninth grade start is even better than a tenth grade start; a tenth better … Continue reading

Posted in 11th Grade, Academic Consultant, ACT, Advanced Placement, AP Courses, Best Fit School, Carter P. Reese, College, College Admissions, College Applications, College Majors, Education, Educational Consultant, Educational Counselor, Educational Solutions, High School, High School Courses, High School Grades, Informed Educational Solutions, Junior Year, parenting, Probability for Admission, Reading, SAT, Self-Assessment, Standardized Tests, Summer Enrichment, Summer Reading, Test Prep, Timing the Application | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Tenth Grade Client

Throughout our years of college counseling and the many changes we have witnessed in the industry, some things have remained the same. For example, no amount of wishfulness on the part of parents will bring much success without the full … Continue reading

Posted in 10th Grade, Academic Consultant, Carter P. Reese, College Applications, Confident Children, Education, Educational Consultant, Educational Counselor, Educational Solutions, Essay, High School, High School Courses, High School Grades, Informed Educational Solutions, Reading, Sophomore Year, Summer Enrichment, Summer Reading, Teen Self-Confidence, Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

March Madness For Real—Part I

IESolutions recently visited Duke University, Durham NC:  an elite, private university which is also a leading contender most years in the NCAA “March Madness” men’s basketball tournament.  Bill Morris, in the 2/24/13 New York Times, delved into the culture of basketball at … Continue reading

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Who is a TCK?

Third Culture Kids offer an admirable cultural perspective to the college campus. They also experience unique challenges. This video provides insight into the lives of TCKs on campus. Informed Educational Solutions is committed helping TCKs find a school, college or … Continue reading

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