If you tell me that I can take my child to Six Flags but there is a chance I may not get in, that will dissuade me and make me less likely to go. However, the opposite is true with college admissions. The colleges that are on the verge of closing and are lowering their [...]
In this article, we discuss the growing test-optional reasons. We talk about why the test-optional movement has so much momentum right now. We list the advantages to a school making the decision to drop the ACT and the SAT as requirements for admissions. Reason 1: Students hate completing the ACT and the SAT. You may [...]
If you are waitlisted at some colleges, just move on because, for many colleges, a waitlist is a deferred denial.
In this article we take a look at actual waitlist data for the class of 2022, courtesy of the great website, Kickstarter. We share the data so you can see how hard it is to get off the waitlist at certain schools and we examine the reasons why it is so hard to get admitted [...]
Early Action (EA) is a method of applying to college that is being offered by more and more colleges. In this article I explain what EA is and why 90 percent of students should apply through an EA program when it is offered. I also share the reasons why some students should not apply [...]
Don’t put too much emphasis on whether you like the boarding school admission representative who interviewed your child
There is a danger in selecting a boarding school largely because you liked the admission representative who has spent time with you. We explore those dangers here.