Georgetown Early Action Admissions Rate Reaches Record Low

(Georgetown University) By Aly Pachter — Georgetown accepted 11.9 percent of its 7,822 early action applicants to the Class of 2021, 1 percent lower than last year’s 13 percent and the lowest acceptance rate in university history. Georgetown notified the early action applicants about their acceptance or deferral to the regular admissions pool by mail […]

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Where College Admissions Went Wrong

(The Atlantic) By Alia Wong. In 2011, close to 200 higher-education professionals from selective institutions across the country gathered at the University of Southern California to come up with a plan to reshape college admissions. “The values and behaviors this system signals as important, and its tendency to reward only a narrow band of students,” a report on […]

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The College Admissions Process is Broken

(US News & World Report) by Danny Ruderman. Now that college acceptance and rejection decisions have found their destinations for another year, it is finally time that someone steps up and says what needs to be said: The college admissions process is broken and needs to be fixed. As an independent college counselor, I have […]

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What to do if your student is waitlisted

(Greenwich Press) By now, most high school seniors have heard from colleges, and are busy deciding which school to attend. For students who have received several offers of admittance, it’s time to attend accepted students day – even if you’ve already toured the campus. I am sharing this note from the parent of a child […]

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Applying to college? There’s an online class for that

(The Daily Pennsylvanian)   By Hari Kumar —  On Feb. 13, Penn launched an online course to aid students and families in the college admissions process, according to PennCurrent. Titled “How to Apply for College,” the program on the Coursera platform gives information about the steps of the application process. The six week, video-based course includes quizzes, forums and […]

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