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Guide to the College Admissions Process

A free guide is available for download from NACAC, Guide to the College Admissions Process. The guide reflects current trends, tasks, and additions to the college search and application experience. The guide offers sound advice on every step of the process, from getting in the right mindset, to researching universities, to completing application materials. This Read More

Have any students that think they want to go to Medical School? Do they?

Medical schools aren’t concerned about your undergraduate major. They do care about your GPA (especially grades in certain pre-med courses which you can take no matter your major), and your MCAT score. Rigor of your undergrad curriculum is not considered in medical school admissions. Take the easiest version of coursework and get perfect grades. If Read More

Does Crime Pay? The Varsity Blues College Admissions Scandal Says No

From the producer who brought us viral sensations like “Tiger King” and “Fyre,” director Chris Smith has turned his cinematic lens to the 2019 college admissions scandal in the new Netflix docu-drama “Operation Varsity Blues.” In between the melodrama and cliched reenactment of recorded phone conversations, however, are a few points worth discussing in the Read More

Varsity Blues scandal – two years later

On March 17th Netflix released  Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal, a documentary about the bribery scandal from 2019. It’s a powerful film that shows the ugly underbelly of what happened to the college admissions process. It features reporters, independent educational consultants and the sailing coach from Stanford who pleaded guilty. Since William “Rick Read More

Enrollment is down across the board – What can you tell your students who are not thinking about College due to COVID-19?

Enrollment is down across the board at traditional Colleges (4% according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center) with Freshman enrollment particularly lower year-over-year (19%). Junior/Community Colleges saw a drop of 23% this Fall in first time student enrollment. The primary reason is COVID-19 and the uncertainty it caused last year’s crop of high school Read More

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