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 too hard at college. From the recent book “Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs" What do the liberal arts have to do with business? A lot, actually Critical thinking and creative exploration, the hallmarks of a liberal arts education, are key traits for entrepreneurs too Looking to change schools? These top universities take the most transfer students Students can transfer after freshman year… especially in CA… but not to Princeton An Open Letter to the Athlete We Must Stop Recruiting A college coach reminds recruited athletes that character matters as much as ability

From the Achieve Admissions Blog

Four Top Colleges, 21 Quirky Admissions Essay Questions Get ready to think outside the box

Thoughts and Tips

Summer is a time for students to relax and recharge. It's also a chance to pursue passions and make progress on college planning. Take advantage of the summer to explore your interests through jobs, internships, online or residential academic programs, athletic showcases, music/arts activities, community service or travel. If you're a rising senior, now is a great time to work on your personal statement and other admissions essays while you have a chance to reflect before the schedule crunch of the school year returns. Rising juniors can be thinking about what you want in a college and maybe doing SAT/ACT test prep. Ideally hold off on college visits until their students are back on campus when you can get the vibe not just the facts. Enjoy your summer!

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