Tag: college admissions

College Admissions Boot Camp – Stand Out Among the Competition

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If you’re a parent with a rising senior applying to college in the fall, you may be looking ahead with some trepidation.

Who Should Take (and prep for) SAT Subject Tests?

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We all recognize the critical role that strong SAT scores play in college admissions. But what about the SAT Subject Tests?

The Mystic Secret of College Tours

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Photo via americancollegetours.org
Photo via americancollegetours.org

This past weekend I took my daughter Jane, a high school junior, on the first of what will surely be many campus tours. She is my fifth and last child to go to college, if you include the ex-stepkids, and I realized early Saturday morning that I know something about this process that I didn’t the first several times through.

Johns Hopkins Early Decision Applications Set a New Record

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This year, 1,929 intrepid souls applied early decision to Johns Hopkins, marking a 3 percent increase over last year as well as the largest-ever early decision applicant pool.

Spring Break, On Campus

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True to the right of passage, we will spend the 10 days of John’s junior year spring break touring college campuses.  We have a list blending the suggestions of our private counselors, and a few that we have added.  Yesterday, we toured the first university on the itinerary.

Johns Hopkins Admissions: More Competitive Than Ever

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This year, 24,717 hopeful high school seniors sent in applications to Johns Hopkins to become part of the Class of 2019. And only 3,065 got the good news they wanted to hear.

College Counseling 

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I am so grateful for the questionnaire that we were asked to complete by the private college counselors we have engaged to help us build John’s college list for applications. It asks questions like: “How would you describe your son’s or daughter’s personality and values?” and “What is his or her greatest achievement?”

Johns Hopkins Mistakenly Sends Acceptance Letters to Rejected Students

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This Saturday, 294 students who had applied early decision to Johns Hopkins got happy news in their inboxes. Embrace the YES! the email read. Welcome to the Class of 2019! We can’t wait for you to get to campus. The only problem? The students had been sent the email in error–they had actually been rejected from Hopkins, not accepted.

Johns Hopkins Gets Even More Competitive

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It may be easy for some students to get into top schools, but getting accepted to Johns Hopkins sure isn’t a simple task.

Baltimore Student Gets into Six Ivy League Schools

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Photo via WJZ
Photo via WJZ

Darius Johnson is in a difficult –but envious–position. The senior at Poly has received acceptance letters from 15 schools so far, including six Ivies. “When I was applying for college, I didn’t really think I would have all of these choices to make.  I sort of just thought it would be two places would accept me and I would have to choose which one is the cheapest. But now, I have all of these options,” Johnson told WJZ. Oh yeah: He’s also the first in his family to attend college.

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