How to Get Into Harvard: Admissions Data and Strategies
Outside of “Encourage your ultra-wealthy parents to donate a building” or “Be a heavily-recruited athlete who also happens to have an SAT score in the 99th percentile,” there is no meaningful succinct nugget of wisdom that is going to unlock the gates to Harvard Yard….
What Does “Holistic” College Admission Really Mean?
In 1999, Cornell University received just shy of 20,000 applications for a chance to set foot on the Ithaca-based Ivy’s campus at the dawn of the new millennium. Two decades later, nearly 50,000 applicants formally apply each year to the university. UCLA followed a similar…
How to Apply to a US College as an International Student
Last year, 1,169,464 international students were studying at colleges and universities across the United States. While this number is slightly down from previous years due, at least in part, to the current political conditions in the United States, American institutions of higher education continue to…
How to Get Accepted into a College of Music
The college admissions process is emotionally taxing for the average teen and their family. Juggling the FAFSA/CSS Profile, essays, standardized tests, demonstrating interest, soliciting recommendations, AP exams, and extracurricular involvement, all while maintaining stellar grades in a rigorous academic program is not an easy task….
College Transitions’ Response to the College Admissions Scandal
In the wake of the instantly infamous Varsity Blues scandal, our admissions consulting firm, College Transitions, has received a flood of interview requests from media outlets along with countless queries from the general public. This torrent of interest is to be expected following revelations of such…