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August 1, 2016

Here are five nuggets of advice for students who are heading off to college for the first time. These come from personal experience.

1. College is entirely different from the life you have always known. Don't kid yourself: high school has prepared you so...

June 15, 2016

Within the mania over test scores, grades and extracurricular activities, college applicants forget an important point: there are LOTS of students with similar resumes. Grade and test-score inflation has watered-down the objective indicators of performa...

June 1, 2016

Korean students and families are enticed by the lure of studying in America. At international college fairs and at presentations by American universities, you will find many, many schools preaching the tremendous value of an American education. However,...

May 28, 2016

In my opinion, no high school curriculum is more challenging than the International Baccalaureate Program. IB prepares students very well for the rigors of the college classroom. However, IB does not prepare students at all for the overall college envir...

May 10, 2016

Being placed on the waiting list for a top-choice school can be agonizing. After spending months anticipating a decision, your status remains unresolved. Each school uses its wait list differently. Some admit freely from the list, while others treat it...

April 23, 2016

America wants more and more Brazilian students to study in the United States. Although Asia and other countries have understood the value of an American education for decades, Brazilians are now beginning to recognize that American colleges provide the...

March 9, 2016

As an educational consultant assisting students who seek to study in America, I would like to present a few important observations that international students and families often do not realize.

American universities desire international students. Many pe...

February 25, 2016

It is widely believed that American universities “don’t like” Asian applicants. Some people think that U.S. colleges have prejudice against Asian students who, despite high test scores, are not admitted at the rate that Asian families feel they deserve....

February 11, 2016

There are four kinds of money used to pay for college: cash, loans, financial aid, and scholarships. Scholarships are available yearly and year-round, not just before a student begins college.

As a preliminary matter, note that different institutions use...

January 13, 2016

At this time of year, many highly-qualified students are bemoaning the fact that their dream schools have deferred them from Early admission into the Regular admission pools. This does not mean that an application is “dead.” Intelligent strategy can enh...

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