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From IB to State U: the Challenge of Change

The International Baccalaureate Program does a fine job of preparing students for the rigors of the college classroom. However, IB does not prepare students...

How to Read a College Website

College websites can be valuable tools for students seeking information about colleges or graduate schools. However, because college websites are marketing vehicles for universities,...

Differences Between Ivies

Every April, the media celebrates the novelty of those rare students who gain offers of admission to every Ivy League institution. As a result,...

SURVIVAL: Parents Recount What It’s Like When Their Kids Apply to College

The process of applying to college can be even more stressful for parents of high school seniors than it is for the students filling...
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Cultural Misunderstanding: Trouble for Asian College Applicants

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...

10 Things that Juniors (and Parents) Need to Know About College Admissions

The college admissions process is intimidating, complex, and full of anxiety. Few parents understand the process well, and most students hear misinformation and myths...
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Best Parenting for Best Colleges

As an educational consultant who helps students and families with their college pursuits, I am often asked, “When is the best time to sign...
Education Seminar by Selective College Consulting

Education Seminar by Selective College Consulting

Mr. Robert LeVine will discuss - The two different methods that public and private universities use to evaluate applicants - The parts of the college application,...
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Why Aren’t More Asians Accepted by Top Colleges?

For years, I’ve been hearing about apparent prejudice in the admissions process by the Ivy League and other highly-selective colleges. Recently, we have seen...
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How to Select the Best College for You

Finding the right “college fit” is more complicated than simply scanning Top 10 rankings, visiting a campus, or picking a school based on reputation...