What Does the UC System Value in an Applicant?

What Does the UC System Value in an Applicant?

The University of California system recently published a list of 14 factors they weigh in evaluating every student’s application. While grades and test scores remain major factors, the UC System offers insight here for applicants (and future applicants) about what...
Acceptance Rates for Top Colleges – 2018

Acceptance Rates for Top Colleges – 2018

Every year, colleges become more competitive. The top colleges in the country are not growing as quickly as the number of qualified applicants, which leads acceptance rates to shrink year after year. Click here to see acceptance rates for the 100 most selective...
Pitt and Penn State Join the Common App!

Pitt and Penn State Join the Common App!

Another year, another group of schools joining the Common Application. Notable for many of our students are the additions of Pitt and Penn State. Students who apply to either of these schools will now save time in their application process, not needing to re-enter...
State of Admissions 2018

State of Admissions 2018

This is our first (of what we intend to be annual) State of Admissions – an email that recaps our observations and analyses of college admissions trends and data from this past year.  Please do not hesitate to call 267-888-6489 or email if you have questions...
How to approach the Common App essays (2018-2019)

How to approach the Common App essays (2018-2019)

The Common App recently released the prompts for the 2018-2019 personal statement. After making some tweaks for the past few years, the Common App elected not to change the prompts at all from their 2017-2018 versions. Here are some analyses of the seven prompts from...