Author: College Expert

Establish the Parents’ Role Early

Sue Luse, a member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) wrote an article for the October/November issue of IECA newsletter Insights. Read her article Establish the Parents' Role Early that advices parents on being informed, realistic, and supportive. Here is the link to the October/November newsletter - Insights
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Reflections on the Class of 2016

The Class of 2016 embraced the application process with excitement, diligence, and flexibility. When the Common Application went live on August 1st, our students navigated the bumps and quirks and worked as a team to support one another. Being proactive, nearly 100% of students applied early decision, early action, priority, or rolling. In fact, we encouraged all students to submit their rolling...
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College Admissions: Inside Tips for Aspiring Pre-Meds

by Cristiana Quinn, GoLocalProv College Admissions Expert The road to medical school and becoming a doctor isn’t what it used to be. Getting into med school has always been tough, but for those who made the cut in past generations, there was an assurance of high earnings and a rewarding career. Today, ask a doctor if they would recommend the profession to a young person, and many will have a ten...
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Early admission applicants lock in on college plans

By Jenna Johnson The Washington Post, 12/14/2010 The first semester of senior year is barely over, but a growing number of high schoolers already know where they will attend college. (So instead of spending their winter break polishing college essays, they can get to know other members of the Class of 2015 on Facebook.) Early application programs allow students to commit to a school -- or kn...
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Early decision applications rise 17 percent

by Darina Shtrakhman, The Daily Pennsylvanian - Penn received 17 percent more early decision applications this year, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda. This brings the total to approximately 4,500 — up from 3,851 last fall. Furda attributed this increase to Penn’s no-loan aid policy and commitment to research and civic leadership. “This is a generation that sees the ...
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The Shrinking Community of College Males: Worse Than We Thought

by Mark Sklarow, Executive Director, IECA As I left the office yesterday afternoon I couldn’t help but notice the enormous wall of boxes waiting pick up by the postal service. Thousands upon thousands of SAT and ACT brochures are being sent to members of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, thanks to agreements between IECA and the College Board and the ACT. Hundreds of brochure...
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