Most applicants assume that the best strategy for getting their college applications done is just to dive in and start writing essays. After all, the essays are the hardest, most time-consuming part, so if you get those knocked out, you'll be well ahead of the curve, right. Not exactly.
A Week-by-Week Plan for Applying to College Successfully and Sanely. Week 1: Applying to college is a complex and difficult project. You know that. Your parents know that. Your teachers and college counselors know that. Admissions officers know that. In other words, everyone involved in the process knows that. In fact, knowing that is exactly what might make you feel a bit overwhelmed.
We're excited to announce our latest book, The Ivey Guide to the Stanford Application. Are you already envisioning yourself in Cardinal Red? Fantastic! You and lots of other people. With an acceptance rate below 5%, how do you make your Stanford application stand out? The Ivey Guide to the Stanford Application offers you the strategies and tips you need to make the Stanford application work for you and show you off at your very best.
Check out our latest interview with MarketWatch about the new “Adversity Score” that has been announced by the College Board, makers of the SAT.
"As applications to top schools continue to climb, students are increasingly relegated to waitlists. Colleges ostensibly use waitlists to fill spots that open up when admitted students decline to attend. But the lists have ballooned so much — some are even bigger than the size of a college’s incoming class — that college counselors have grown skeptical of their usefulness."Anna spoke with MarketWatch recently for a piece about waitlists at selective colleges. Read the rest of the piece here.
Wow… it’s been a wild couple of days in the wake of the federal indictment against parents, sports coaches, a phony admissions consultant, and phony SAT/ACT proctor. It’s the Justice Department’s largest ever college admissions prosecution.
Well, not surprising, we have a few things to say about that. A lot, actually. Here’s the latest.
Have you heard about the lawsuit against Harvard’s affirmative action policies? Anna Ivey gave this interview recently about how race factors into the college admissions process in the US and abroad. Watch the clip here.