Tag Archives: Higher education

Commentary on the New SAT

Since the last significant revisions of the SAT were in 1994 and 1995, it appears to be nigh time for a thorough re-thinking of the SAT by the College Board, as was announced on Monday of this week. Given that … Continue reading

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Another New SAT

The College Board’s president, David Coleman, announced Monday that the College Board would be embarking on the development of another new SAT.  The last revision of the SAT was in 1994, when a number of changes were made (adding the … Continue reading

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March Madness For Real –Part II

At Duke University, Durham NC, each year the students inhabit a tent city which they call “Krzyewskiville” after Duke’s men’s coach, Mike Krzyewski, on campus in anticipation of Duke’s participation in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  The university has strict … Continue reading

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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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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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How A Good Educational Consultant Can Save You Money

Many families hesitate before embarking on a relationship with a well-qualified educational consultant, concerned about taking on yet another college-related expense. In reality, strategic use of a consultant can actually save families money. Educational consultants who really know the ropes … Continue reading

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Gap-Year “eye-openers” for a variety of parents

By Mark Greenstein, Founder and Lead Instructor – Ivy Bound / Rising Stars Gap year = fulfillment and success. Not a “13th floor”, but a foundation. Another anxious parent expressed to me a personal desire to see his son do … Continue reading

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Feeling the Heat – College Admissions

High school seniors experience enormous pressure to earn the highest possible SAT/ACT scores, in order to position themselves most favorably with their top choice colleges. So, it seems, do the colleges and universities seek to be able to publish the … Continue reading

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GAP YEAR

When our daughter was a senior at a highly competitive boarding school, where she had been a campus leader and very strong student, she lobbed the idea of a gap year for her to us.  She sounded quite definite about … Continue reading

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GAP YEAR AND COLLEGE ADMISSION

The gap year, long popular in England, has landed and grown roots on the shores of the US.  Many students at least consider a gap year while attacking the college admission process. IESolutions promotes the gap year concept to students … Continue reading

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