Category Archive: demonstrated interest

Dec 07

What Parents Can Do To Foster A Lifetime Love Of Learning-Are you doing enough?

Over the many years I have been consulting with students, the one thing that is often the missing ingredient to their admissions prospects and lifetime goals, is a love of learning. The focus tends to be on grades to the almost exclusion of pure curiosity and learning for its own sake. A love of learning …

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Jan 12

What You Need To Know About Demonstrated Interest

“Some high school counselors are worried about another college admissions hurdle students have to clear: repeatedly showing interest in certain colleges, even though they have already applied.” Read more by clicking here.

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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Nov 02

To Send Or Not To Send–Supplemental Documents

To send or not to send supplemental documents–that is the question. Tufts has put together a quite interesting flow chart of how they see it. It’s worth taking a look by clicking here.

May 10

Do You Have Grit? A Key Factor To Students’ Success

Duckworth says her research shows grit is actually a better predictor of success than IQ or other measures when it comes to achievements as varied as graduating from West Point or winning the National Spelling Bee. Read more by clicking here.

Mar 23

Inside The Admissions Process…

Although this article is about the admissions process at George Washington University, it can generally apply to college admissions throughout the country. Listen to the conversation between admission officers. It can offer great insight. When I work with students, I am sure to advise them on how to maximize their options through an exceptional application. …

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Feb 09

How to get recruited to play college football…

University of Maryland’s newest football signee shares his thoughts on how to make it to the highest level of college football. This is a very insightful article. Click here for more.

Feb 02

High School Grades Matter Most in College Admissions

A student’s high school record is the most important factor in college admission decisions, according to survey results released on January 30, 2014 by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Click here for more on this topic.

Dec 10

Forbes 30 under 30: Colleges they don’t talk about

It’s no surprise to find graduates of the world’s most prestigious and competitive colleges within the ranks of Forbes‘ “30 under 30”. (Forbes names 30 honorees under 30 years of age in 15 different industry categories, which really means it should be called “450 under 30,” but that’s a detail.) No surprise to find recent …

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Nov 17

Don’t Get Denied Because Of Your Tweets! Clean up your social media profile!

Perhaps she hadn’t realized that colleges keep track of their social media mentions…. The college ultimately denied the student admission, he said, because her academic record wasn’t competitive. But had her credentials been better, those indiscreet posts could have scuttled her chances. “We would have wondered about the judgment of someone who spends their time …

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