This week, news broke about another admissions scandal, the Common Application released data on some early application trends, Regeneron winners were announced, and March Madness is officially underway!
In this more recent admissions scandal, international students paid a company for “guaranteed admission” to US universities. The company doctored multiple documents to make applicants look stronger. The students paid thousands of dollars and were admitted to some well-known colleges and universities.
Early Common Application data shows that selective colleges and universities are having a very good year in admissions – applications are up overall, and they are also seeing increases in applications from underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students.
The New York Times posed the question, “What has it been like to be a teenager during the first year of a historic pandemic?” Over 5,500 teenagers responded and you can see some of their heartfelt responses here.
The top 10 winners of the Regeneron Science Talent Search were announced this week. Winners conducted innovative STEM-focused research, with the top prize going to a student whose match theory helps connect organ donors with recipients, med school students with residencies, and singles looking for their soulmate.
It’s March and that means it’s time for March Madness (our Super Bowl)! You can see which school in the competition was predicted to win an academic performance tournament here. You can also compete in Expert Admissions’ March Madness Challenge by filling out our bracket (college and self-care-focused, not basketball-focused) for a chance to win a sweatshirt from your favorite college or a one-hour tutoring session with an Expert Admissions writing specialist!