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It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I pointed out that high school grades don’t predict success very well. 804 more words

Education March 15, 2018: MIT releases Class of 2022 admissions rate record low admitted



MIT releases Class of 2022 admissions rate record low admitted

By Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

MIT released their lowest admission rate yet 6.7 percent for the Class of 2022 (Source: mit.edu) 480 more words

Education News

Ivy League Application Boot Camp 2018

Pinnacle Educational Center/Admissions Advisors Group (PECAAG) announces the launch of its 2018 Ivy League Application Boot Camp.  The 2-day comprehensive, intensive and informative application boot camps, held during the summer, are specifically for high school rising seniors (current juniors) who have decided to apply to Ivy League colleges and universities. 338 more words

International Students

Showing Up

Okay, readers – it’s that time of year again. You know, the time of year when I climb up onto my high horse (pun intended) and lecture the students of the world about one thing or another that’s risen to the rank of my current pet peeve. 880 more words


I wasn’t admitted. Now what?

Not receiving a letter of admission is hard. Rejection hurts. No matter what anyone will tell you, not being admitted to a college will hurt. Whether it was your dream college or a college you called your safety school, it will hurt. 872 more words


Thoughts right before an admissions decision

This is something I wrote back in December, as I waited for the impending early decision result from an insanely competitive college I applied to. Since then, I’ve received a few more decisions, but no matter what, I will always have these following thoughts in mind as I wait for another decision.  407 more words

This is NOT Only a Test (aka: College Admissions, pt. 1)

So my daughter, a junior in high school, just took the SAT exam last week, because she heard that some universities out there think it’s “important” that high schoolers have test scores to prove they’re “capable” of being successful students, or something. 634 more words