College Admissions

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How Important Are Legacy College Admissions?

By Solomon Team / 04/26/2022

Legacy preference continues to be a hot-button issue for applicants to highly selective colleges and universities. Whether the consideration of legacy status in the admissions process is encouraging or discouraging to the applicant, it is increasingly coming under scrutiny. However, despite concerns of nepotism, most colleges do consider an applicant’s legacy status in the admissions…

How Does Applying Early Decision or Early Action Affect Your Application?

How Does Applying Early Decision or Early Action Affect Your Application?

By Solomon Team / 02/22/2022

Both Early Decision and Early Action are becoming increasingly popular options for applicants, for good reason. At many colleges, as many as a third or more of the entering class may have been admitted under one or the other of these programs, with admission rates that may be two to three times higher than the…

How Do Admission Officers Make Decisions When Applicants Are Similar?

How Do Admission Officers Make Decisions When Applicants Are Similar?

By Solomon Team / 02/22/2022

When all factors are similar, it may seem very hard but the most unique thing about the application review is how the student chose to tell their story; how they decided to weave all the pieces together to make their (hopefully) indelible mark on the application reader. The admissions reader is left with deciding whether…

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How To Transfer to the Ivy League

By Solomon Team / 12/13/2021

Transferring to the Ivy League is a great college application strategy – especially now during the COVID-19 era when there is so much uncertainty in higher education. Many of the Ivy League schools recruit transfer students to add diversity and enhance the numbers of students in particular majors – including those that were undersubscribed in…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!!

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!!

By Solomon Team / 12/13/2021

With April approaching, high school seniors across the country and the world are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their fat envelopes. It’s an annual ritual where they will rush home from school to stalk the mailman with the hope that an admissions offer, usually packaged in a fat envelope, is in the mailbox. With tremendous…

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Why College Admissions Are Unfair

By Solomon Team / 09/27/2021

Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room: College Admissions are unfair. Yep, we said it. In this article, we will outline some of the historical reasons for that, and also describe ways in which you (and all students) can submit your strongest applications within this context. This Article Will Discuss The Following: Imagine…

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Lies My Neighbor Told Me: Be well-rounded?

By Solomon Team / 09/13/2021

Working in the admissions field, you are asked a number of questions. By far, the most popular question I receive is usually a worried parent who feels that his son should be doing much more and a little more of everything while doing the following: sports (table tennis), music (classical violin), humanitarian (building homes in…

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How College Admissions Work

By Solomon Team / 08/02/2021

Being admitted to a top-ranked college – especially the Ivy League seems impossible. With acceptance rates at most top-tier universities in the single digits, anxiety about the process is a reality, especially without the help of a consultant or advisor. Our Article Will Discuss The Following: How To Stand Out In College Admission Review Each…

The Secondary School Report - What Do Admissions Officers Look For?

The Secondary School Report – What Do Admissions Officers Look For?

By Solomon Team / 05/21/2021

The Secondary School Report (SSR) is a packet of information that provides a plethora of information to admissions officers. The parts of the SSR include the following: The School profile provides a snapshot of your school’s academic and extracurricular prowess. This is where the admissions officer can tell whether or not you took the most…

What To Do With Your Summer

What To Do With Your Summer

By Solomon Team / 11/25/2020

If your intentions are to go to a top college or university, you need to make productive use of your summer. Think about it. You have literally 8-10 weeks off from school. Doing nothing will not cut it. Neither will sleeping your days away, or excessively watching TV or playing video games. At some point…