“It’s not that these aren’t great universities. But c’mon. Can you really say with any precision that Princeton is “better” than Columbia? That the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 6) is better than the California Institute of Technology (No. 10)? That Tufts (No. 28) is better than Brandeis (No. 33)?”
Read more about rankings from Joe Nocera at The New York Times, here.
Steve Cohen via Forbes provides some excellent insight into three common misperceptions in college admissions. They are:
- Standardized test (SAT and ACT) scores are less and less important.
- Asking for financial aid won’t have an impact on the admission decision; and
- There is a level playing field in college admissions.
Read Steve’s full article here.
Whether students are applying to a small, private college or a large, public university, there are some universal missteps that college applicants make year after year, much to the dismay of the institution’s gatekeepers who decide whether the student should be admitted.
College “Fit” Goes Both Ways
Do Your Research
We’re Interested in Who You Really Are
Mind the Deadline
Keep in Touch
Parents Need Not Apply
Detailed tips and full article from The Choice here.
Juniors: College Checklist for September
Beyond balancing the increased academic expectations of junior year with extracurricular leadership, it’s hard not to notice that your senior friends are immersed in college applications. You may be wondering what your college list will look like this time next year. With months on your side, you’ll be well prepared a year from now. Continue reading here….
Seniors: College Checklist for September
Senior year should be a meaningful, culminating experience that holds many fond memories for years to come. With good forethought and planning in September, the college selection process can become not only a manageable part of that experience but also a time of self-discovery that prepares you for the exciting opportunity that the college years can and should represent. Continue reading here….
Part two of tips provided by Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz via HuffPost can be found here. All very important to avoid worth keeping in mind as you begin working on those college applications!
Junior year fall is a very important time as it pertains to the college search and application process. Get organized and get on track with a few helpful tips from The Choice.
Senior year fall is very important as it pertains to the college application process. Get organized to stay on track with a few helpful tips from The Choice.