Industry Trends & Alerts
Supreme Court Decision

Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College

Yesterday, the Supreme Court delivered its long-anticipated decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, in which it ruled that affirmative action in the college admissions process violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act....
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Demonstrated Interest

Do You Love Me? Do You Love Me Not?

The 2021-2022 admissions cycle brought with it several surprises. Perhaps, the most stunning was watching some students with lower GPAs gain admission to schools that, historically would have been out of their academic reach, while other, academic high-fliers (valedictorians, perfect...
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To Submit Or Not To Submit

Do I or Don’t I?

The post-COVID world is full of “do I or don’t I” questions: Do I or don’t I wear a mask? Do I or don’t I get a vaccine? Do I or don’t I visit my aging grandmother in the senior...
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To Test Or Not To Test

To Test or Not To Test…That Is the Question

With the advent of COVID and the resulting test-optional policies at most colleges and universities, it may be easy for students to breathe a sigh of relief and turn their attention to other endeavors. Why would students put in countless...
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Times Are A Changing

The Times, They Are a Changing

  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems we wake up every morning, holding our breath, to see what changes are occurring around us. That is nowhere truer than in the state of college admissions. This morning, I...
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Nervous Girl With A Question Mark Drawn On Paper Over Her Forehead

Choosing a College Amid COVID-19

In an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a. Coronavirus), colleges across the nation are closing campuses, moving students to virtual learning, and evacuating dormitories. While these closures certainly impact current college students, they also have tremendous implications for...
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Questions To Ask When Hiring An Iec

15 Questions to Ask When Hiring An IEC

The problem with any industry that grows quickly is that licensing standards and regulations rarely keep up with industry growth.  While most independent educational consultants are professionals are committed to ensure they have the expertise to help students and families...
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Thanksgiving Crunch Time Your Application Timeline

Thanksgiving Crunch Time: Your Application Timeline

To all College-Bound Seniors: With college deadlines just around the corner, it is time to kick it into high gear! Don’t tire out on turkey. Use the Thanksgiving holiday to finish up your college applications.  Even if you haven’t started...
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Teenage Students Visiting College Campus

Go, See, Do!

Every year, students come to me, confused about how to build the ideal college list.  While there are many great resources for students to turn toward in researching “great-fit” colleges, they are getting utterly inundated by an abundance of marketing...
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The Art Of The Essay

The Art Of The Essay

Some students enjoy writing and, therefore, look forward to their college essay.  Others cringe at the very thought.  Regardless of which camp you fall into, whether you are a strong or weak writer, you have probably never faced an essay...
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