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What To Do When You've Been Waitlisted
21 March, 2019
Some colleges and universities can’t admit all of the students they would like to—or might want the option to—in regular decision. The result? Waitlisted. Getting admitted from the waitlist is not easy, but it is possible at some schools. Although I do not suggest being overly optimistic, some strategies can help increase your chances. If you have time, which many seniors do as the school year winds down, I suggest implementing them. Before you get to work, familiarize yourself with waitlist d
How To Tutor With Integrity When Not Everyone Does
14 March, 2019
Dear Friends of Noodle Pros, There are two truths about high-quality test prep that, when combined, add up to a very real economic advantage for those who can afford it: 1. It works. We are very good at what we do, quite possibly the best in the business. We raise scores, more than most and faster than any other outfit I have seen in the business. 2. It costs money. Our tutors are highly experienced professionals. Many are dedicated full-time to the profession of tutoring. Mo
Unfinished College Applications
03 December, 2018
It’s December, which means that application deadlines are looming and many seniors are feeling the pressure. Here are five steps you can take to finish your college applications. 1.Assess your schedule. Be honest with yourself—how much time do you have left to finish your applications? Days? Weeks? Make a reasonable plan—for instance, that you’ll work on your apps for two hours a day for the rest of the month—and stick to it. In order to hold yourself accountable for this plan, feel free to sha
Mistakes To Avoid In Your MBA Application
10 January, 2018
Here are some common mistakes to avoid in your MBA application, culled from the combined experiences of the expert former MBA admissions directors at Fortuna Admissions [http://fortunaadmissions.com/]. Make no mistake, an MBA Admissions Director has sharp instincts for discerning your confidence, commitment, or any hint of discrepancy across your business school application. Whether you’re putting the final polish on your MBA application, or just exploring the process, I want to bring your atte
Picking An MBA Admissions Counsultant
15 December, 2017
Good admissions consultants can provide significant value. Many are former admissions officers to top MBA programs, professional writers, and/or professionals from your career of choice. Given this experience, they’re able to provide a variety of services including resume review, essay brainstorming and editing, interview prep, and more. But all that being said, do you really need one? *** Admissions consulting has grown considerably in popularity over the past 20 years; in fact, today, appr
The Basics Of Merit Scholarships
12 December, 2017
In a perfect world, your hard-working high school student has achieved good grades and earned high scores on all of the standardized tests. This has put him or her in line to receive a tidy sum of money by way of a merit scholarship, and your college tuition worries are over. We hate to burst your bubble, but in the real world it’s not that simple. Unless you do your research and understand how merit scholarships are awarded (and which colleges are most likely to offer them), you’ll be in for
An Easy-To-Follow Timeline For MBA Application Essays
01 November, 2017
Smartly investing and budgeting time is crucial to generating great b-school essays that will accurately represent your achievements, talents, goals, and potential contributions to the admissions committee. You’ll also need to balance the demands of your applications with your other standing commitments — work, family, community service, friends, and hobbies. The best way to do this effectively is to organize your application calendar and allot time months before your target deadlines. Here are
5 Reasons To Choose Boarding School
24 October, 2017
Living in a boarding school community is an education in itself. This can be just as valuable as classroom learning. [metaslider id=3124]
50 Shades Of MBA Admissions
20 October, 2017
The answers aren’t always clear-cut, but as former MBA Admissions Directors, we have advice to share if you’re unsure about a facet of your personal history or how it might be perceived by your target school(s). Here are three common concerns we hear from MBA applicants. ** Have you ever faced with the dilemma of what to write in your MBA application [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2018/05/03/admissionspros-david-white-menlo/] versus what to omit? With such fierce competition to secure a pla
How To Maximize Your Chances Of Being Admitted To A Top Business School
17 October, 2017
Multiple studies show that MBA holders earn significantly more than their non-MBA counterparts. There is also evidence showing that the newly-minted MBAs see their annual compensation increase immediately after they graduate and start their first job. *** Gaining admission to one of the top business schools in the United States is no small feat. The “survival rate” – or admissions rate, as it is more commonly known – for applicants to top schools like HBS, Wharton and Stanford stubbornly hover
Submit And Wait?
12 October, 2017
What can you do after submitting your college applications to improve your chances of admission? *** We have all been told at one point or another that patience is a virtue. No time exemplifies this adage better than the months that follow submitting your college applications. Initially, there is a huge relief for parents and students. Months (often years) have gone into that one moment; studying, taking standardized tests, visiting campus after campus, writing the very best essay. . . and the
Young Americans: This Is Your Chance To Make History
10 October, 2017
College can wait. In fact, it should. *** Dear High School Seniors, As you approach your next steps after high school, consider this: college can wait. In fact, it should. Let’s be real. At age 18, should you already know what ideas ignite your soul? Which burning questions will drive your higher education? What sense of purpose will fuel your life’s work? Most likely, you’ve spent much of your life in a traditional classroom. Some of you may feel like you’re stuck on a conveyor-belt-to-col