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Changing the College Plan: Has Competitive college admissions peaked?

Posted by Neal Schwartz on April 20, 2020

 

As we deal with the current shutdown of the majority of our society due to the virus, what's next when it comes to the college process?  Many things are changing radically, but it would be premature to say that a college degree will become worthless; college is still the brass ring for most Americans. So what can you do during this time? I suggest that students and parents think out of the box.  Sure, short-term, it is pretty chaotic right now, with information changing rapidly. But, keeping a level head through this situation can help. For example, parents of Juniors could flip the "normal" college-prep sequence and start key aspects of the application process a couple of months early.  


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Topics: College Essays, College Applications, college admissions, online learning, online SAT Prep, online ACT Prep, onlline college counseling, distance learning, common app

The College Prep Bucket List

Posted by Neal Schwartz on December 11, 2018

What has changed about competitive college admissions over the last decade?

With college acceptance rates at an all-time low, qualified students need to find a way to show why they are unique and deserving of admission.

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Topics: College Applications, High school Activities, Community Service, college admissions, admission advice, college prep, college advice, college process, college activities plan, SAT/ACT

Avoid these 9 college process mistakes

Posted by Neal Schwartz on November 01, 2018

Whether it is your first time or the 3rd time through the college process, avoiding some key mistakes can help increase the chances that you stay sane and that your son/daughter get their best college fit.

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Topics: College Essays, College Applications, college admissions, early decision, admission advice, college advice, college open house, college process, college visits, college fairs

Should You Apply Early Decision?

Posted by Neal Schwartz on September 04, 2018

 

What is early decision?  what is Early action?

 

why do schools offer ED?

 

should you apply early decision?

 

what is the downside of applying ED?

 

What is ED 2?

 

Any further ED advice

 

I was recently interviewed by what to do online about the topic of Early decision.  The questions are above. 

 

To view the article, click here.

 

 



If you have a high school student and want to get started on the right path, contact us at 914-273-2353, nschwartz@collegeplanningofwestchester.com or visit us at: www.collegeplanningofwestchester.com 

 

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Topics: College Applications, college admissions, early decision, admission advice, college advice, early action, early decision 2

How to excel in a holistic college admissions process

Posted by Neal Schwartz on July 26, 2018

 

How to differentiate two students when they look so much alike

HOlistic college admissions and its relationship to "personality"

 You have heard the story about the valedictorian that didn’t get into some,  or even all, of their schools.  If "the best of the best" can’t make it, what about your daughter (or son) who is not the valedictorian?  “What do they want from these kids?, I wouldn’t get into my school if I applied today! This whole college admissions process stinks!” These are just a few rants that you might offer to whoever is within earshot.

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Topics: College Essays, College Applications, college admissions, admission advice, college acceptance rates, college advice, tags, holistic review, personality

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