While visiting colleges in person has not been an option in the past year, our team has been busy with virtual conferences and webinars with college admission professionals and faculty. Here is an overview of our recent virtual visit to Southern Methodist University.
While visiting colleges in person has not been an option in the past year, our team has been busy with virtual conferences and webinars with college admission professionals and faculty. Here is an overview of our recent virtual visit to Penn State University.
While visiting colleges in person has not been an option in the past year, our team has been busy with virtual conferences and webinars with college admission professionals and faculty. Here is an overview of recent virtual visits.
A multi-campus university with over 95,000 students, most out-of-state applicants are drawn to the University Park campus which hosts 46,000 students. The highly regarded Schreyer Honors College at University Park offers…
Test optional policies and other impacts of the pandemic have resulted in skyrocketing applications at some colleges, decreases at others. This will have an effect on regular decisions applications for the class of 2021, including an expected increase in waitlist offers. This 16-minute video explains the role of yield and enrollment management in admissions decisions to help students and their parents understand the dynamics at play.
The Pew Research Center reports that seven out of ten US teenagers cite anxiety and depression as major problems among their peers. Teens disclose concerns about mental health more often than bullying, drug addiction or alcohol abuse. They also say that the number one pressure they face is trying to get good grades. Yes, there’s pressure to look good, to be a good athlete, and to fit in, but the pressure to perform well in school is the worst.
When it comes to choosing an educational consultant for your child’s college admissions journey, it is essential to find a person who is experienced, knowledgeable and adheres to ethical standards. If you are the parent of a child with a disability, there are additional considerations to selecting the right consultant. Here are six questions you should ask a prospective consultant:
Describe the training you have received that qualifies you to work with children with disabilities.
Page Kolligian joined the Educational Advocates team this month and will be working with prospective college students. She is an educational consultant, teacher, and advocate whohas been advising families on schools and colleges for 15 years. She excels in developing strong relationships with her students and their families while providing structure, support, and guidance throughout the college process. Page connects well with students of varied interests and personalities…
“Colleges will be test optional again this year, so I don’t have to worry about tests, right?”
In our practice we are asked a variation on this question frequently, and the answer is complicated. First some background: virtually every college and university in the USA, as well as many international institutions, offered test-optional policies for the 2020-2021 application year due to Covid-related test cancellations, and it is looking like the trend will continue for 2021-2022…
Keep us informed of your admissions decisions. If you were deferred, update the college on your continued interest and new information such as test scores, leadership activities or academic accomplishments.
Avoid senioritis by keeping your grades up and avoiding disciplinary issues.
As you research colleges, be sure to complete the virtual information sessions and tours, and look for special opportunities such as student panels, opportunities to visit