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What makes an ideal education consultant?

2012 CNN report about a Hong Kong couple who kept a consultant on a $2 million retainer (to steer their sons from elite U.S. boarding schools into Harvard, of course) left me thinking about the importance of declaring my ethics as an education consultant.  468 more words

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How to Write a Great SAT Essay In Just 25 Minutes (Bloomberg Business Week)

The 25-minute limit on the SAT Essay is intimidating. After all, 25 minutes is about the time it would take to bake two batches of cookies, watch half an episode of…

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Is it ever too early to prepare for the college admissions process?

In a New York Times article published just last week, Anna Bahr analyzes the correlation between victory in preschool admissions warfare and the Ivy League acceptance letters that arrive in the victors’ mailboxes nearly fifteen years later. 609 more words

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Naked Confessions of the College-Bound - Oversharing in Admissions Essays (NY Times)

THE Yale applicant had terrific test scores. She had fantastic grades. As one of Yale’s admissions officers, Michael Motto, leafed through her application, he found himself more and more impressed.

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GAME ON: Common Application Goes Live This Week

Hear what College Benefits Research Group’s fantastic educational adviser, Janet Loren, has to say about the Common Application, which goes live today!

GAME ON: Common Application for College Goes Live This Week.

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Here’s how you can (still) game the new SAT (Con Academy)

Tricks are not only important but essential to achieving a top score on the SAT (see a few tips below). Tricks will continue to work on the revised exam, as the multiple-choice format is inherently vulnerable to strategies.

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