Applying to Elite Colleges as an Athlete
For even the most academically gifted teen, the prospect of getting into an Ivy League or Ivy-caliber college is a tenuous proposition. In 2018, acceptance rates at the eight Ivies ranged from Harvard’s low mark…
Top Myths About College Admissions – Part 1
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…
College Application Season is here!
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…
Getting into College with a Learning Disability/ADHD
Just about every parent experiences some degree of angst as they begin to navigate the college admissions process. Even the mom or dad of an academic superstar will inevitably experience stress and anxiety as they…
Applying to college? Beware of Social Media
This past week, in a well-publicized story that made international news, Harvard University rescinded offers of admission to more than ten students who posted obscene, sexually explicit and racist memes in a private Facebook group….
Common App Updates for 2017-18
Flowers blooming, the crack (or ping) of the baseball bat, the storing away of sweaters and jeans and the end of hibernation for piles of t-shirts and shorts—April is a time of change and transition….
Moving Off the Waitlist
After battling through the epic journey of the college application process, with all its emotional twists and turns, the torturous anticipation, the potential heaven of acceptance or hell of rejection, judgment day has finally arrived. You tear open the envelope and frantically scan the letter for a telling phrase. You have been “offered a spot.” So far, so good…”on the wait list.” Ugh. Welcome to admissions purgatory.