college admissions

Siemens, Intel, ISEF

Siemens Competition has been discontinued…now what?

As rising high school seniors prepare for another competitive admissions round this coming application cycle, a big factor to watch for this year’s application cycle is the discontinuation of the Siemens Westinghouse Competition. For those who are new to this, the Siemens Westinghouse competition is a highly prestigious research competition offered for high school students …

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Asian Students

The Competitive Nature of College Admissions for Asian Americans

Asian Americans and College Admissions Getting into a top university is no easy feat – especially for Asian Americans. We all know that college admissions for Asian Americans is competitive, but how competitive is it? In fact, when we speak to parents and students across the country,  one of the common misconceptions we encounter is …

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SAT Score

The Modern Day 4.0 and 1600 SAT Score Student Is No Longer Impressive

Is a 1600 SAT a good score? The modern day 4.0 GPA and 1600 SAT score student is no longer impressive. Back then, the Ivy Leagues had a rubric called an Academic Index that was used to rank students according to their academic profile on the basis of their GPA, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and …

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personal statement, college essays, essay editing

The Personal Statement: The Holy Grail of College Admissions

The Personal Statement: The Holy Grail of College Admissions The college application essays or personal statements are the most important part of the college admissions process. There are tens of thousands of high achieving students with 4.0 GPA’s, 1600 SAT scores, strong leadership and community service activities, and awards from regional and national competitions to …

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