Tag Archives: University and college admissions

What does it mean for a college to be need-blind and meet full-need? – Thoughts on financing education and the value of a college degree

Most families and students are not only faced with the question, “Can I get into my college of choice?” but also, “Can I afford to attend that college?”  President of Iowa’s Grinnell College, Dr. Raynard Kingston discusses where his college … Continue reading

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Looking to Streamline and Organize the College Application Process? – Basic overview of the IESolutions Student Portal

Education is an investment of time and resources.  The options in education are extensive and there are pros and cons to each option.  Once a family decides what they want and need as far as education, there is the hurdle … Continue reading

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What are my chances of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of my choice?

Wondering what your chances are of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of your choice?   The Competitive Student Quotient (CSQ), is instrumental in providing this information.  We offer each student who works with an Informed Educational Solutions … Continue reading

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Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … 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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The Attraction of America’s Top Ranked Schools – It’s More Than the Rankings

The attraction of American leading schools is understandable.  These institutions feature breathtaking campuses, excellent and varied student housing, leading professors, superb facilities and a vast range of majors, clubs and sports.  Unfortunately, to many international students, the eight institutions of … 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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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

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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

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