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Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Children 2016-03-18

This is an excellent piece illustrating how college admissions advise their own children through the college process.  I particularly like how Stuart Schmill of MIT says, "Applicants do not need to pick off a laundry list of engagement in every field, like art, music, sports.  M.I.T. and other highly selective colleges, want students who prioritize quality over quantity.”  

Here is the article in its entirety.

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12 Key ways independent educational consultants support college bound students 2015-05-20

This article written by Nancy Griesemer, is an excellent description of how consultants can support high school students and their journey to college. Enjoy!

Hiring an independent educational consultant (IEC) to help navigate the college admissions process is a growing trend, especially among “high achievers,” according to Lipman Hearne, a marketing and communications firm t...

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Georgia College Visits 2015-04-14

Last week I flew to Atlanta to visit Georgia Institute of Technology, The University of Georgia and Emory University.  It was a great trip providing a wealth of valuable information.  Here is a snapshot of what I learned:

Emory University, Atlanta

Campus with 7,836 undergraduates

All classes are capped at 90 students, with the average class size 25 students or less.

Goizueta Business School nationally ranked.

Essays are very important in the admissions process.

Emory has an 84% freshmen...

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Tips for taking the SAT 2015-03-11

Preparing for the SAT test can cause already stressed high school students added anxiety. Here are few tips, compliments of The College Board, to help alleviate your worry.


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