This week, with some early figures released for graduate school applications and some colleges already releasing Early Decision notifications, the numbers are in and applications are up — sometimes quite a bit — at the schools our students tend to apply to. The national picture, however, tells a different story.
Last week was a busy week in admissions: one affirmative action court case ended and one began, Fall 2020 application numbers started to trickle out (buckle up!), grad school admission is getting more competitive, and changes to several colleges’ spring semesters were announced. And if you’re curious which colleges had the lowest admit rates last […]
College interviews are a chance for a representative of the college to get to know you better and for you to get to know the college better. Get our interview tips so you breeze through your interviews!
NBC invited our own Bari Norman to speak with the Today Show about how the college admissions process has changed – or stayed the same – during the pandemic. With deadlines swiftly approaching, Bari offers advice about where students should be in the process, staying organized, presenting your best self to colleges, and of course, […]
There are so many ways to apply to college: Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, and the lesser-known Early Decision II. Allow us to explain the nuances! Early Decision II has many of the same characteristics as Early Decision. The biggest difference is that Early Decision II (ED2) happens later in your senior year than […]
This week, one university pushed back its early deadlines to give seniors some breathing room, 50+ universities cut back on doctoral programs and, despite the economic downturn, four schools announced ground-breaking donations. We’ll start with good news! Villanova University pushed their Early Action and Early Decision deadlines back until November 15. Seniors, you have a little more time […]
Are you wondering if you should write about Covid on your college application? It’s an optional question on the Common App this year, but let’s discuss whether it makes sense to respond…because in this case optional truly means optional. The specific wording of the “Covid essay” is: Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters […]
You’re a high school junior or senior and you’ve heard of Early Decision, but aren’t quite sure what it means? Allow us to explain! Early Decision is an application plan that allows you to apply to a college early – in the fall of your senior year (typically by November 1 or 15). If you […]