Interviews are wildly different from every other part of your application. Whether you’re being interviewed by a student on campus, by an alum at a local Starbucks, or by an admissions officer via Skype, it is a direct exchange between you and another person, and that dynamic changes everything.
Now that your senior year is underway, it's time to line up the third parties who are your key allies in the application process: your recommenders. Recommendations make a difference, and it is up to you to make sure that the recommendations you get will make a positive difference for you and influence the admissions officer in your favor.
From now until the end of December, it is all about cranking out the applications. This week you start running the college application marathon. Thanks to the work you’ve done over the last three weeks, you are ready to go. Congratulations! This week, you’ll get started on the Common App, while continuing to make progress on other application related tasks.
Applying to college requires you to make some big decisions. This week you need to make some of the biggest of the big decisions. You need to decide where you are applying to college, and where, if anywhere, you are going to apply early. Read on for your full list of to-dos for the week, along with tips and tricks for getting it all done.
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.