Monthly Newsletter June 2016

Welcome to the Achieve Admissions monthly newsletter! Interesting articles, posts and insights collected over the past month to help you keep up with what's happening in the world of college admissions. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested. In The News Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in College Admissions Colleges may continue to consider race as a factor in holistic application review Out-of-state students get most UMass merit money Attracting out-of-state students helps fund state universities.What's the right balance? Articles and Posts Why are working class kids less likely to get elite jobs? They study to

Four Top Colleges, 21 Quirky Admissions Essay Questions

A key element of the college admissions process is the application essay, known as the personal statement. As if asking a 17-year old to be introspective and interesting isn’t challenging enough, many colleges require supplemental essays to help them learn even more about you beyond GPA and test scores. Some are straightforward, like “Why our school?”. Others really push students to think outside the box. University of Chicago is famous for this and just posted their questions for 2016-2017. Here they are, along with other notable prompts from Tufts, Stanford and Wake Forest. It's a good idea to research what supplemental essays are required by the schools on your list so that you're not su

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