Category Archive: foreign students

Dec 04

A Guide To Getting A Bachelor’s Abroad

“While graduate programs have long attracted international students, undergraduates are seizing upon the vast opportunities to enroll in foreign colleges for a complete bachelor’s degree. The number of options to do so is growing by the year.”  Click here to read more.

Nov 08

If Students Are Smart, They’ll Major in What They Love

Some students and parents believe that students must know what they want to do in life before they enter college, at the age of 17 or 18 years old. “The premise that choosing a major is choosing a career rests on the faulty notion that ‘the major’ is important for its content, and that the …

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Aug 31

How Picking A College Is Like Buying A House

There are many similarities between selecting a college and buying a house. Click here to read more in an article I authored. If you’ve ever bought a house or have thought about buying a house, you are likely to consider many factors. If you want to find a house that is truly a home, think …

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Jul 12

Why Your Brilliant Child Didn’t Get Into The Ivies

This is an article I posted about a year ago but it warrants another post. These new Ivy rejects are far from slackers. They’re incredible kids with impressive resumes — 2,350+ SATs, straight As in their 16 APs, debate champions, flute soloists and MVPs. Parents who have been dreaming of an Ivy education for their …

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Apr 06

Ivy League Admission Stats

Courtesy of The Daily Pennsylvanian, here are Ivy League Admissions Stats and Breakdown. The numbers are daunting and the competition as steep as ever. Click here to read more.

Mar 09

Interviews For Ivy League Alums Are Failing

If you aren’t aware of this, it is still the case. The interviewers are getting frustrated as well. “Alumni interviewers like University of Pennsylvania graduate Andrew Ross say they’re getting annoyed that fewer of the students they endorse win acceptance. Some are ignoring calls to do more and others are quitting the volunteer job altogether. …

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Nov 15

Confessions Of An Application Reader- UC Berkeley

“A HIGHLY qualified student, with a 3.95 unweighted grade point average and 2300 on the SAT, was not among the top-ranked engineering applicants to the University of California, Berkeley. He had perfect 800s on his subject tests in math and chemistry, a score of 5 on five Advanced Placement exams, musical talent and, in one …

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Jun 16

Why Your Brilliant Child Didn’t Get Into The Ivies

These new Ivy rejects are far from slackers. They’re incredible kids with impressive resumes — 2,350+ SATs, straight As in their 16 APs, debate champions, flute soloists and MVPs. Parents who have been dreaming of an Ivy education for their kids since conception are scratching their heads, trying to figure out what went wrong. So, …

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May 18

Many Applications To Selective Colleges Get Just A Single Read

Students aiming for selective colleges will agonize for days or weeks over every little detail of their applications. But often that file will get just one read, perhaps 5 to 15 minutes, before a gatekeeper decides yes or no…. Reider said the volume of applications at many elite schools — there were about 39,000, for …

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Apr 20

NEW Info on the NEW SAT with Sample Questions

Would you like a glimpse of sample questions on the NEW SAT starting spring of 2016? Take a look by clicking here. For more details on the new SAT, click here.

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