Tag Archive: college

Nov 06

Letters of recommendation: An unfair part of college admissions

“But ironically, many of these calls for reform seem to overlook, and even re-emphasize, one of the biggest barriers to college admission at selective institutions: The letter of recommendation, which is either required or recommended by over 1,100 of the 1,943 four-year, private and public universities that grant degrees and admit freshmen, according to federal …

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Oct 16

What’s The Latest? Women in Engineering and Computer Science

“Last year, women publicly asserted their place in engineering through a movement that caught fire on social media. Seeking to dispel stereotypes, they posted pictures of themselves at work with the hashtag #ilooklikeanengineer.” Click here to read more. “This table shows the number of bachelor’s degrees in engineering and in computer science awarded in 2014-15 …

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Oct 09

How To Maximize Your College Admissions Chances

Here is an article I’ve been quoted in, that appeared in the Long Island Herald. I hope it answers many of your questions about the college process.          

Sep 06

What College Admissions Officers Say They Want In A Candidate

Admissions Officers were asked “to reveal the truth about admissions today”. For the full article, click here. Here are some of the many points made in this interesting article: “Concentrate not on being the best candidate, but on being the best person. Essays can help an admission committee better understand the individual and how he or …

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Jul 31

The Agony Of College Choice And How To Get Through It

As I work with my students through the college choice and application process, I believe this article to be very informative and helpful. “It’s hard choosing among so many colleges and universities; how can families minimize anxiety during the process?… In the process, one question often remains unasked, although it’s often evident in every other …

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Apr 03

Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

“Here are some of the questions she plans to ask her own kid: Do you like the idea of being the smartest student in your class or surrounded by really smart kids? Is it important to find a specific course of study or to have a wide range of options? Do you like the idea …

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Mar 13

Hidden Gold in College Applications

Frank Bruni offers insight into the college admissions process. “There has been a crescendo lately in talk about how to conduct college admissions in a manner that brings greater socioeconomic diversity to campuses, making them richer places to learn and better engines of social mobility…. And he’s proof, Farmer said, that ‘if we’re viewing everybody …

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Mar 06

I Said We’d Never Hire A College Admissions Adviser. Then We Did.

“As I watched my friends with teenagers begin the college search process, I quietly judged those who hired a college admissions adviser. Certainly the admissions process is hard, but hiring someone to help your kid through the process? That’s something that “those” parents do, and we were not going to be those parents. Those are …

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Feb 28

SAT Brings Anxiety And Confusion

“If you haven’t heard, the SAT, a test that drives fear into the hearts of many high school students across the country, is getting more than a facelift. It’s undergoing the biggest changes in 10 years, perhaps the most dramatic overhaul ever of one of the main exams used by colleges and universities in determining …

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Feb 14

Lots More College Admissions Officers Are Checking Your Instagram and Facebook

If you are applying to college, you must read this article.  “The likelihood that college admissions officers will check out your Instagram or Facebook…”   Click here to read more.

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