Admissions

Timely admissions news and trends, along with application, interview, and financial aid advice from experts who work directly with students and at admissions offices.

Is My GMAT Score Good Enough?
26 September, 2018
Many applicants to top MBA programs — HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, and others — want to know if their GMAT score [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2018/02/09/100-ways-gmat/] is “good enough”. Actually, this is the wrong question because: * There’s no simple rule. The score you need to achieve depends on which candidates you’re competing against. * Some applicants should re-take the GMAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/11/27/gmat-questions-answered/] — even if they already have
The Secret To Gaining Acceptance To The Ivy League
11 September, 2018
For anyone who has applied to college, first-semester of senior year is a tense time. Will I get in? Many have fantasized about opening that acceptance letter and pulling out, “Welcome to Harvard.” That pleasure is vouchsafed to precious few. The admission rate for Stanford University hovers around 4% of its applicants. Rejections include valedictorians, athletes, and plenty of 4.0 gpas. Competitive and accomplished students, and their parents, are often shocked when this occurs. How could a st
#AdmissionsPros: Robin Aronow’s Tips For NYC Parents
06 September, 2018
Welcome to#AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/] In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. Educational consultant and clinical social worker Robin Aronow foundedSchool Search NYC [https://schoolsearchny
How To Use Demonstrated Interest To Your Benefit
04 September, 2018
If you’ve read about tactics for improving your odds at college admissions, you may have heard the phrase “demonstrated interest.” What “demonstrated interest” means is your level of engagement and sincerity when researching and interacting with a school you may apply to. A school’s representatives specifically watch for this, as they are trying to gauge a prospect’s likelihood of actually enrolling if accepted. There are several ways to capitalize on demonstrated interest, and multiple opportun
#AdmissionsPros: Believe In Yourself With Diederik van Renesse
22 August, 2018
Welcome to #AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. Diederik van Renesse is a long-time educator who has been helping New York and Connecticut-based families atSteinbrecher & Partners [http://www.steinbrecherconsulting.co
Debunking Myths About Women's Colleges
16 August, 2018
“Wait, those still exist?!” That’s the number one thing I hear when I share that I went to a women’s college or when I bring one up for a student to research. It’s usually because, in most of our media, women’s colleges are still portrayed as nunneries—sheltered enclaves where you ask permission to date, live behind walls, and go to high tea (well, that last part was still true for me, and it was delicious). And while some of that may have been true in 1900, it’s certainly not true anymore. I
#AdmissionsPros: Getting Admitted With Kofi Kankam
13 August, 2018
Welcome to # [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/] AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. As the founder and CEO of Admit Advantage [https://www.admitadvantage.com/] and Admit.me [https://www.admit.
#AdmissionsPros: BS/MD And BS/DO Admissions With Kristen Moon
01 August, 2018
Welcome to #AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. Kristen Moon is a former test prep tutor and the founder of Moon Prep [https://www.moonprep.com/contact]specializing in competitive college admissions as well as pre-hea
Summer Is A Great Time To Write College Essays
25 July, 2018
Read these tips for maximizing your summer and getting a head start on writing your college essays, straight from the admissions experts at College Connections [http://www.college-connections.com]. *** More and more college essay prompts are digging deep to learn what they can about a student’s character. Numbers are easy to see and evaluate; however, measuring character is not quite as easy. Essay prompts are geared toward inspiring students to become self reflective, and to think critically
#AdmissionsPros: Finding Your Fit With Dr. Steven Mercer
23 July, 2018
Welcome to#AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. Dr. Steven Mercer of Mercer Educational Consulting [https://www.mercered.com/] has spent his whole career in the field of education. Drawing from what he knows about tea
#AdmissionsPros: Independence & Advocacy With Samantha Curiale-Feinman
16 July, 2018
Welcome to#AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. As the Director of New Frontiers in Learning [https://www.nfil.net/], an organization devoted to providing educational and social supports to middle school through colleg
#AdmissionsPros: Dr. Aviva Legatt On Top-Choice Schools
09 July, 2018
Welcome to#AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. College admissions expert and Ivy League professor Dr. Aviva Legatt [https://www.vivedconsulting.com/p/about] is the Founder and Principal Consultant of VivED Consulting