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This book uses real data from nearly 5, students to discuss what works and what doesn't for Ivy League admissions, and presents a plan that any student can use to maximize their chances of getting accepted to a top school. The book is intended for high school students and parents who want to learn more about what happens "behind the scenes" in the admissions process and what things make an applicant competitive and what is just a waste of time. Much of the information is available online buried deep in forums and comments over the years.
I first found this world as a high school sophomore and soaked in as much knowledge as I could and became the first kid from my school to attend an Ivy League school Yale. I was eager to share my information and advise other kids on the admissions process, and this book is my way to pass on that knowledge to the rest of the world. The three unique things about this book: 1. It discusses what happens after you submit your application, so you understand how you're evaluated. It analyzes data from thousands of students via College Confidential forum posts to see what was effective.
Some schools have systems to do this, but to date nobody has parsed data from all over the world to analyze outcomes over several years It summarizes all this up to give you clear, actionable advice on what to focus on to maximize chances of admission to a top school. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at topcollegeadmit gmail. If you want to view a free resource that is more focused on exam prep, see www. I hope that together we can add more transparency to the admissions process and get kids to do fun things again and not constantly stress about the next test or grade or getting into Harvard.
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While there are lots of things you can learn about a college online, you have to see it in person to make your final decisions between a handful of schools. Elite colleges are looking for well-rounded students who are ready to make positive contributions…. Michele Hernandez sent a shock wave through college admissions offices across the country a few months ago.
Unlike most counselors, Ms. Hernandez deals exclusively with Ivy-bound clients. She was assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth from and used that experienced to write a book, A is for Admission. Williams College among schools in investigation into early decision practices Maria Laskaris, former dean of admissions and financial aid at Dartmouth College, said that at one time, sharing lists of students admitted through early decision was a common practice to try to ensure that students were only using the program for their top-choice schools.
Thirty percent of entering freshmen…. Early decision students to comprise 47 percent of class The students accepted early decision for the Dartmouth Class of are expected to form around 47 percent of the incoming class, the highest level of the past 17 years of classes…. Why legacy places should be abolished Legacies take places that might go to poorer people: Mimi Doe of Top Tier Admissions points out that half of places at top universities are fenced off by racial, athletic and legacy preferences.
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Parents drive their teenagers from campus to campus hoping to find the ideal academic institution. B ut for the ultra-rich, there is an alternative to spending hours on the American highways…. Half of those reservations are for athletes, making it the largest group of hooked students by a wide margin. Who Needs Harvard? So how do private consultants fit into all this?
Hernandez featured as a go-to consultant in the article Pointers for the college-bound. How to Write a College Essay When reviewing a first essay draft, students should make sure their writing is showing, not telling, Doe says. This means students should aim to show their readers examples that prove they embody certain traits or beliefs, as opposed to just stating that they do. The average number of applications per college went up 60 percent between and , according to data from the U.
Department of Education. Colleges have sent out their admissions decisions, with prospective students eagerly sorting through acceptances and rejections. Why More U. Misguided Colleges Skewer Score Choice College admissions consultants, serving nervous young clients and their parents, seem to favor Score Choice. New Directions in Admissions Cover Story : The very difficulty of getting into a good college is making potential students more knowledgeable about the admissions maze and how to negotiate it. Michele Hernandez. Your Name required.
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