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“F” College Admissions

I’ve been hearing the “F” word a lot lately, at least as it refers to the recent college admissions scandal. I’m referring to the word fair, of course, and I would make the argument that that “F” word no longer belongs in any discussion related to college admissions. Rather, I would like to see it

Know Your College Application Vocabulary

Sometimes there is confusion regarding application deadlines and the different types of admission for which students are applying. It is worthwhile to review the options when determining your college application strategy. Always directly check the school’s website to ensure that you are meeting all applicable deadlines. Early Decision If a student applies to a school

Rankings for What Colleges are Really Looking for in Admissions

Fairfax, VA – The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) released today its ranking of What Colleges Look for in High School Students, based on an annual survey of nearly 2,000 independent educational consultants. While grades and standardized test scores are near the top of these annual rankings, a number of significant changes and surprises are

College Admissions and the Holistic Approach

Many college representatives have offered their perspective on what colleges look for during the admissions process. Of course, each school has its unique approach but there are be some important trends. Specifically, more and more schools are moving toward a holistic approach to student evaluation. What does this mean exactly? Previously, certain schools would assess