Tag Archives: University and college admissions

What factors are most important in college admissions?

When we meet with clients, very quickly and one way or another, the question comes up: “What factors are most important in college admissions?” The current top ranked item is “grades in college preparatory courses.”  It makes sense: the leading … Continue reading

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NACAC Statistics and the Role of the Educational Consultant

    In an earlier IESolutions blog, we have reported on the findings of the most recent NACAC survey of college admissions offices. Essentially, survey results suggest that more than half of all applicants are admitted to more than half of American colleges … 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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SMALL IMPROVEMENTS CAN LEAD TO BIG GAINS

    One of the cornerstones of successful educational counseling is persuading young clients that small changes in their approach to learning can lead to enormous benefits in the long run. A middle schooler who has a well developed outside reading program, … Continue reading

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SELECTIVE ADMISSION: A PRIMER

    America’s high schools come in many shapes, sizes, and degrees of difficulty. Some public, some private, (or independent, to use the preferred nomenclature of the trade.) Since well before public education became the law of our Land, independent schools have served … Continue reading

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Princeton University

Did you know that Princeton University has a generous financial aid budget and meets full demonstrated need of its students?  There is no loan component for students who qualify for aid.  Check out our Facebook Page for more facts like this … Continue reading

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OPTIMIZED EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENT

The process of finding one’s way into a boarding school or university can be undertaken with or without the support of outside expertise. For generations, families making such choices did nothing more than engage social prejudice: They sent their sons … 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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The College Essay: Every person does have a story to tell!

When most college applicants hear the words college essay, they are filled with angst and insecurity.  In the college essay, students are asked to take a good look at themselves and convey their true qualities, in 500 words or less, … Continue reading

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