Posts by Dave Bergman:

2024 Ivy League & Elite College Early Acceptance Rates

Posted on: 21 Jan 2020

Welcome to College Transitions’ first look at early round acceptance rates at Ivy League and other highly-selective colleges and universities for the 2019-20 cycle. As of this posting in January of 2020, there are still many schools who have yet to report their early round results. As such, you will see a number of “TBD” […]

Tulane University Newspaper Interviews Andrew Belasco

Posted on: 06 Dec 2019

The CEO of College Transitions spoke with the Tulane Hullabaloo this past week about the methods that many universities (including Tulane) utilize in order to increase the number of applications they receive each year. Doing so ultimately lowers a school’s acceptance, rate thus enhancing it’s perceived selectivity and level of prestige. As Andrew said, “We […]

How will the SAT Adversity Score affect my applications?

Posted on: 21 May 2019

The already Balkanized landscape of racial and socioeconomic considerations in higher education admissions just received a new dousing of fuel, sure to further stoke the flames of discord. In May of 2019, the College Board, the company behind the SAT, announced that in addition to receiving the traditional 1600 point SAT score, students will also […]

Cheating to get into College

Posted on: 13 Mar 2019

Bribes and forgeries involving famous actresses, high-powered business executives, and a Stanford sailing coach—these sound like the ingredients for a tantalizing E! True Hollywood Story. Yet, strangely, we are merely referencing the day’s higher education headlines which contained one of the most publicized college admissions scandals in recent memory. In this article, we will touch […]

2019-2020 Common App Essay Prompts

Posted on: 15 Jan 2019

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This well-worn idiom captures the mindset of the decision-makers at the Common Application who announced this January that the essay prompts for the upcoming 2019-20 admissions cycle will be the same as they were in 2018-2019. In the opinion of the College Transitions staff, the choice not to […]

Top Myths About College Admissions – Part 1

Posted on: 02 Sep 2018

As professionals in the field of college admissions, our team at College Transitions actively follows developments and trends in higher education on a daily basis. In keeping our ear to the ground, we are also privy to a good deal of misinformation and misassumptions—errors in thinking that we will seek to debunk, one fallacious morsel […]

College Application Season is here!

Posted on: 01 Aug 2018

Seeing an exclamation point-punctuated proclamation, as in the headline above, might strike you as a bit over-the-top, like when car dealers start selling 2019 models just a few months into 2018, barking over the airwaves with disingenuous urgency that, “We have to clear these 2018s out right now!” We promise that there is no exaggerated […]

Should I retake the SAT or ACT?

Posted on: 12 Mar 2018

For teens who are unhappy with their standardized test scores this decision is easy. Maybe you scored a 1050 the first time and know that you need an 1150 to have a realistic chance at gaining admission into your dream school. A low score thus serves a clarion call to rally onto the test-prep battlefield. […]