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 [...]
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 [...]
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One year ago, Anika Madden and I started planning to launch our podcast and five months ago, Anika and I launched the “Your College-Bound Kid” podcast. It has been one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. People often ask, why did you do it? Well, from one perspective, it doesn’t make a lot [...]
Last month I received a call from a college counselor in New York. Five minutes into the call, he said, “My kids are hearing at school that they should apply to 30 colleges. What do you think?” We are caught in a revolving, pernicious cycle and there is no end in sight. Here is [...]
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 [...]
Students and parents know that test scores, grades, course rigor, teacher recommendations, and essays are factors that colleges use to determine which students they will accept, wait list, or deny. A smaller group of student and parents know that colleges use demonstrated interest, aka DI, another criterion they factor in to who they admit. Demonstrated [...]
Every state has at least one, and sometimes two, flagship colleges. In Michigan, you have Michigan and Michigan State; in Georgia, you have UGA and Georgia Tech. Most states, however, have only one flagship like LSU (Louisiana), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the Ohio State University. There is no official definition of a flagship [...]
Early projections indicate the ACT may now have over a quarter million more test administrations than the SAT.
GA Tech experiments with the first completely online masters degree program in computer science and and a whole new breed of student flocks to Tech to save money with greater flexibility.
Wait lists have been growing at selective universities and colleges for some time. In order to understand what is going on here, we first need to discuss why schools wait list students.