Now You Can See What Your College Admissions Officers Said About You

Since 1974, you’ve been able to legally request and receive a college’s notes on your application. The only thing? Nobody really knew it until about a week ago. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 requires schools to hand over admissions documents within 45 days of receiving the request for information. That’s […]

Ten Things College Admissions Officers Don’t Want to Talk About

This is a great list compiled by Each link rolls through to an explanation: 1. Not all grades are created equal 2. We don’t trust your essay 3. We’re having second thoughts about the SAT 4. Obsessing over class ranking? That’s adorable 5. It pays to make nice with your teacher 6. We only […]

250 Good Colleges Still looking for Students

For those of you still looking for a great college, NACAC just released a list of over 250 schools that did not hit their admissions targets. You may still have time to get these colleges your FAFSA and CSS Profile aid form information and qualify for some need-based aid, or possibly land a significant tuition […]

What is More Important in College Admission, Grades or SAT Scores?

By Janet Rosier, Independent Educational Consultant,   High school students and their parents are inundated with advice about college admissions. Everyone you speak to, it seems, has a theory on what is the most important factor in a student’s chance of being admitted to FirstChoice University. It is high SAT scores. It is being an […]

College Admissions: Acceptance V. Yield

So there’s this number out there that pretty much everyone in college admissions obsesses over. Their Acceptance rate. The acceptance rate is the percentage of students who apply to a school who are then accepted. Pretty simple? Not so fast. Check out The Choice’s breakdown of college acceptance rates. Did you know 51% of the […]