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New Zeland Students Receiving US Ivy League University Early Admission Offers

Source: NewsTalk ZB, 1/16/2017 More than a dozen Kiwis have been offered places in the top US universities, with more students from rural and diverse backgrounds securing the prestigious places, according to NewsTalk ZB. (Note: Kiwi is the nickname used internationally for people from New Zealand, according to Wikipedia.) In what is known as early decision […]

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Which one is right for you? SAT or ACT ?

"The Princeton Review is a college admission services company offering test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and books published by Random House."  (Wikipedia) A new article just published by the Princeton Review titled "SAT or ACT? Do you know which test is right for you?" compares the differences between SAT and ACT. [...]
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college admission secrets

15 Secrets that Top Schools’ Admissions Would Not Tell You

Top College Admission Secrets Have you ever wondered why Harvard University accepted a C-average student like George W. Bush Jr. (the 43rd President of the U.S.) to its MBA program?    Those who got rejected by Havard with much better qualifications may raise two two interesting questions: 1. How many students has Harvard accepted were just […]

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Common Application

Does Common Application Harm or Benefit You?

Last week, New York Times published an article titled “Common Application Saturates the College Admissions Market, Critics Say”  which discussed the ripple effect of the news about a Long Island student who got accepted to all eight Ivy League universities and thirteen other schools. Not surprisingly, people congratulated the student and started to talk about […]

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College Admission is Not a Fair Game

If you are from a middle-class family, what would you think about college admission after you read the following articles: A College-admissions Edge for the Wealthy: Early Decision (Washington Post) Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper ( Dirty Secrets of College Admissions (The Daily Beast) Many Colleges Offer Affirmative Action for the Rich […]

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