Hopefully Unnecessary Reminders for High School Seniors

Whether you have already been accepted to college or are still waiting to hear, as you look ahead to your final semester of high school, here are some things to keep in mind. 1. Colleges base their decisions on the information you provide when you apply. If you are thinking about changing your second semester classes, in particular dropping challenging or core classes, have a good reason and be sure to clear it first with the college. Otherwise stick with the classes that were listed on your transcript when you applied. 2. Colleges expect students to continue to perform academically at the same level as in the past. It's tempting to kick back second semester, especially for those of you alre

Achieve Admissions Newsletter January 2018

Welcome to the Achieve Admissions newsletter for Janiary 2018 Click here to read What's New in College Admissions 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. Topics include: Admissions News Paying for College Recruiting for Student-Athletes Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested.

Early Decision Deferrals

Early Decision results are in. Congrats if you got good news! But if not, don't despair. Early applicants hear one of three decisions: Accept, Deny, or Defer. It's interesting to note that highly-selective colleges have very different strategies for the % of ED apps deferred to regular decision. Some defer only a small percentage, suggesting those students have a legitimate shot in the RD pool but maybe need to demonstrate more with senior year grades. Others defer the majority of applicants, which may be a result of too many applications overwhelming the admissions office or just a polite way of saying no to many. Examples of highly-selective schools that deferred most Early applicants: -

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