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July 1, 2021
The Harvard Admissions Process: the Ratings Scale

Introduction Harvard, arguably the top academic institution in the world, maintains highly selective and until recently a mystical admissions process. Princeton, Stanford and Oxford Universities, obviously take issue with Harvard’s perception and allure. That is for perhaps another blog. Today we focus on who gets considered to reside at Harvard Yard. As you can imagine,[…]

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June 15, 2021
Writing an Effective College Personal Statement

Introduction Your personal statement is a critical component of your college application. But why is this so? You have your grades and possibly your SAT/ACT/Subject Tests. Shouldn’t they tell the full story? Well….. perhaps in India, China or Japan where objective measures determine your ascent and collegiate trajectory. In America, colleges use a holistic approach[…]

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February 15, 2021
What Are the Top Colleges Looking For?

Introduction You’ve earned great grades and scored well on your SAT and/or ACT. Is that enough? Well…… Yes and No! According to Socrates, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” He meant that without self-discovery, self-reflection and self-assessment, how can you envision the perfect future; and thus plan for it. There are more than 4000[…]

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