Applications

JAM Session Sunday

The Nov. 1 EA/ED deadline is just weeks away. How is your application coming? If you’re feeling behind or stressed, don’t worry! We know this is a crazy month and have scheduled Jam Sessions every Sunday throughout October and into November. Join us this weekend from 10-2 at THE EAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER. If you can’t make it, reach out to Sue, Ryan or your essay expert with questions. We’re here to ...
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Reflections on the Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 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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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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Reflections on the Class of 2015

The College Expert Team takes pride in staying up to date with news and trends in the college admissions world. We attend IECA and HECA conferences, visit multiple colleges each year, meet with college representatives, and take an active role in the community of Independent Educational Consultants. Through doing so, we are able to recommend the best possible list of colleges for our clients, and...
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Test-prep Tips for College Entrance Exams

Test-prep Tips for College Entrance Exams:The ACT, SAT, and PSAT Many colleges and universities require scores from either the ACT or SAT as part of their applications, which are due during the first semester of senior year. By planning ahead, students can begin the test-prep process much earlier and give themselves time to perform well. The ACT and SAT are typically offered at least six tim...
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Reflections on the Class of 2014

Educational consultants can be proud of their results. As a member of IECA, we have opportunities to attend conferences, visit colleges and keep up with all the news and trends in the college admissions world.  We are able to recommend the best possible list of colleges and spend hours of time with student on the application and essay process. Because of our extensive knowledge of colleges and t...
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Colleges Report 2011 Admission Figures

Looking for 2011 admissions figures?  Read The New York Times article in The Choice blog, March 30, 2011, by Jacques Steinberg. "By now, many of you who are applicants (or parents of applicants) for the Class of 2015 have received your admissions decisions. When The Times launched The Choice blog two years ago this week, one of the goals I set for it was to insure that applicants could put t...
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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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MIT, Duke Early Applications Rise as Jobs Spur Move

By Janet Lorin, Bloomberg Applications for early admission to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke University and Dartmouth College rose to the highest on record as students said name-brand colleges give graduates an edge in job searches. Early applicants to MIT surged 13 percent to an unprecedented 6,405, said Stuart Schmill, admissions dean. Duke University’s total increased 13 perc...
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Early decision applications rise 17 percent

by Darina Shtrakhman, The Daily Pennsylvanian - theDP.com 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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