To apply or not to apply….that is the question

As the end of each calendar year approaches, we tend to get the panicky calls, emails and texts (how did you even get my number..?) from applicants who are not sure if now is the right time to apply.  For college applicants, the decision is much easier – if you’ve spent the right amount of […]

How to Survive the Application Process… As A Parent

His face was alight with the joy of life. Not a care in the world, he would always greet me, arms open, beaming, “I love you, Mom. Good morning. I trust you slept well.” Anything I needed, from the floors being mopped to cleaning out the refrigerator, done without pestering or even a request. But […]

Legacy Admission: An Unfair Advantage?

As states continue to evaluate preferential treatment for any particular group of students, one designation that has remained a relatively protected class is that of legacy admits. And I don’t think there’s any reason to believe that this will change any time in the near future, and here’s why: Family Connection I’m sure you’re familiar […]

The Teenage Brain

I recently read an interesting article in National Geographic entitled “The Teenage Brain.” Bet I’ve got your attention now, huh? Not surprisingly, the article’s findings substantiated recent scientific claims that the brains of teenagers are, in fact, quite different from those of adults. Certain connections are lacking; certain areas not completely developed. The novel approach […]

Making the Most out of College Rankings

Every year eager college prospects, parents, and folks in admissions alike clamor for various reports on college rankings. With our insatiable need for statistics and superficial information overload, we review the lists for validation (Yes, our ivy-covered towers are still standing strong!), redemption (Fingers crossed, please let our ranking improve from last year’s abysmal standing!), […]

Application Do’s and Dont’s

Application season is full swing. Here are some tips to help you successfully navigate the college application process: Do… Start Early Before things get too hectic with senior year, use the end of the summer and the start of the school year to finalize your school selections, create your Common Application account and school-specific accounts, […]

Making the Most out of your College Internship

Make Connections As a current college student, the thought of proactively reaching out to seasoned professionals can be daunting. However, so much of professional success isn’t about your credentials or even your experience- it’s who you know. Comb through the profiles of colleagues on LinkedIn and internal websites to learn more about the people who […]

Gear Up For Freshman Year: 5 Steps to Making Your First Year, the Best Year

It’s time for all of you graduating seniors to get excited! You’ve made it through the piles of homework, dreadful standardized testing, and stressful applications. You’re in, high school’s over but…now what? After months of hard work, it’s time to chill, relax, and spend those last few weeks hanging out with the “nobodies” in your […]

Top 5 things admissions directors are looking for

Find out the top 5 things admissions directors from top schools are looking for.

Breaking Down Law School: A Co-Hosted Webinar with Admit Advantage and Manhattan Prep

The deadlines are getting closer. Are you ready to submit your law school applications? Admit Advantage and Manhattan Prep are here to help!