I recently attended a presentation by several current and former college admissions officers on the use of teacher recommendations in the college admissions process.
There wasn’t any startling information provided by the panel but there was some basic information provided in a format that may be helpful for those of you trying to get the best recommendations from teachers who may not write many recommendations.… Continue reading
According to Veritas Prep’s annual survey of M.B.A. applicants, which the Calif.-based GMAT test prep and M.B.A. admissions consulting company plans to release the latest edition of on Sept. 26, the number of people who applied to M.B.A. programs in 2011 with fewer than three years of work experience declined since 2010.… Continue reading
Fifty years ago, Congress and federal regulators redefined how the nation would deal with blatant and latent racism. Two generations have passed. Today, more minority families have succeeded in careers once closed to them because of inequities in higher education. We are a better nation, but also a different nation, and therefore we need an improved approach to the remaining inequities.… Continue reading
Multiracial students confess to spending sleepless nights worrying about how best to answer the race question on college applications. Some say they wonder whether their answers will be perceived as gamesmanship or a reflection of reality.
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In the United States, students have long turned to independent college counselors, but in recent years, larger outfits have entered the market, offering full-service designer courses, extracurricular activities and focused application assistance. These services have spread to the fast-growing and lucrative market in China.… Continue reading
The word on the street is that college wait lists are huge this year. But what does that mean? Are colleges rejecting more students, albeit more gently, by way of the wait list—or are we seeing the emergence of new enrollment strategies?… Continue reading
Times have changed in college admissions. Gone are the days when a prospective student could be targeted, contacted, and recruited all with a single pamphlet in the mail. High schoolers can now learn a wealth of information about a university just by logging onto Facebook and peering into conversations taking place.… Continue reading
The glossy color brochures, each crammed with photos depicting a Chinese student’s high-achieving life from birth to young adulthood, pile up in the admissions office at Grinnell College here.
“Hi Professors!” one young woman announced in her bound booklet, sometimes known in China as a “brag sheet,” which included a photo of herself as a baby.… Continue reading
There’s a lot going on at this time of year, and in today’s post I’d like to give you a heads-up on a few different issues:
Fewer LSAT Takers This Year
The good news: 10 percent fewer people took the LSAT this October than last October according to the Most Strongly Supported blog.… Continue reading
The National Association for College Admission Counseling just release the 2010 edition of the State of College Admissions. This annual report highlights what is happening in the world of admissions.
Although everyone seems to dwell on the most selective colleges where admissions is incredibly difficult, the average acceptance rate for 4 year selective colleges last year was 66.5%.… Continue reading