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3 Things to Look for in an International College Consultant

Applying to a college or university in the U.S., Canada or the U.K.  as an international student is a daunting proposition. Matters are complicated even further for high-achieving students seeking admission to top-tier universities, including schools in the Ivy League. … read more

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Should You Apply To B.S./M.D. Programs If You Want To Be Pre-med?

Choosing which colleges and programs to apply to is one of the biggest decisions most high school students have to make. It’s important to apply to schools within your reach that will best prepare you for your future career. If … read more

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Why Students Should Work With Private Counselors

Navigating the college admissions landscape can be confusing and stressful. Because the process is often overwhelming, numerous students choose a college without properly exploring their options. For high-ability students, finding the right university is vital, and a lack of planning … read more

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Resources to Use As You Start Developing Your College List

As Ivy League college consultants, we are often asked which resources to use in refining your college list. Indeed, when you are narrowing down which colleges you will eventually apply to, it’s crucial to ensure that you have good resources … read more

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The Importance of Working With A National College Counseling Firm for Ivies & Other Top Schools

Following the go-it-alone method when it comes to applying to any of the schools that make up the Ivy League can present many unexpected obstacles or, worse yet, lead to some unintended mistakes that could affect your odds of getting … read more

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The Critical Junior Summer: Make It Count!

If you’re an 11th grader, the college application process is drawing near. What seemed to be in the far distance when you were a freshman is now right around the corner. You’ve taken or are planning to take the SAT … read more

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3 Key Ways A College Counselor Can Help Global Students Applying To U.S. Universities

If you’re an international student applying to top American universities, you’re undoubtedly filled with questions. What are the colleges looking for from applicants? How is the admissions process different in the States than in other educational systems? What are the … read more

IvySelect Interviewed On Vox Populi Radio

Just wanted to let everyone know about the radio interview I did today on Sean Astin’s radio show.  He covered the topic of the current state of college admissions.  I answered questions about the college admissions process, developing the read more

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Can A Private College Consultant Make A Difference In A Student’s Admissions Process At Ivy League & Other Top Universities?

Parents and students often wonder about whether a private college admissions consultant can make a difference in admissions outcomes. In essence, what is the “value added” component of hiring an independent educational consultant?

NO consultant can guarantee admission to any … read more

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How To Write A Great College Application Essay

Nothing inspires more anxiety in the admissions process than college application essays. Questions abound: What are admissions officers looking for in your essays? How will your essays be evaluated? You may also be apprehensive because you feel you’re not … read more