What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Grades This is the foliage of destiny. So, you want to go to an Ivy League college for undergrad?
Some of us, perhaps, move into independent counseling so that we can maintain our ethics and integrity; so that we can actually counsel students and parents to best fit, versus packaging them as desired by our bosses. I am considering it because I want to really help students, with their interest in mind.
Why would deans of educational institutes be against that when it is being done ethically and responsibly. Also, many independent counselors I have spoken with also do pro bono work as well. So it is not just for those who can pay.
How many kids cannot go to to boarding schools, independent privates schools, or colleges and universities, because they do not have enough financial aid? Reply King June 12, at 8: I will aslo make certain to give you the proper anchor-text hyperlink using your website title: Please make sure to let me know if this is acceptable with you.
Reply Lynn O'Shaughnessy June 12, at 3: Reply deb cahp May 26, at 5: And those quotes show up on articles drawing attention to the famous Bob Morse worthless list. I was astounded when I looked into the conduct and billing of the so called consultants who are most visible on the internet and who claim to get kids into Ivy Schools.
The kids getting into the best schools should be the best students not the richest. Our society depends on that. Further, the very rich will probably make the least use of a top notch education. Just great smarts, great effort and great levels of achievement and tons of offers. My advice to parents and students about to embark on another application season?
Reply Archie September 10, at 8: There are many good — and not so good — independent — and even high school — counselors.
See our Orange County excerpt for the lighter side — page 31 in the book. Deans of admission can tell the difference and understand that many independent counselors serve their clients well.
I help the underprivileged for free pro-bono in a neighboring low income school district, and I proudly support my family by running my own for-profit business in college counseling.
My fees are reasonable and I mostly serve the middle-class in my local area. I have a Ph. This is exactly what I have noticed at many but obviously not all of the colleges that I have visited. In fact NACAC, IECA and HECA based independent counselors should come together and file a law suit against handful of these Deans and Authors for their baseless defamation of a viable profession and for scaring the families who are in need and who help us earn our daily bread and butter.
I can give ample examples of unethical admission officials: I respect the Dean and Admission Officers with whom I have worked; they had no prejudices and helped me understand the process whenever they got a chance. By defaming fellow members that includes independent counselors they themselves are not abiding by the ethics prescribed by NACAC.
One of the ethics of this profession is listed under: We believe our members have a responsibility to treat one another and students in a fundamentally fair and equitable manner.
The problem with elite colleges is: I challenge them all: Students and their families must carefully consider the costs and benefits and the decision should be driven by the student.
In our book — coauthored by a former dean of Stanford, Swarthmore, and Sarah Lawrence — we take a very balanced approach, outlining the situations where an independent counselor can be a beneficial addition, with the main focus on how to find and properly evaluate a counselor for those who will go that route.
Honestly, admission deans see the full gamut of what all counselors — independent and otherwise — do.This is the foliage of destiny. Welcome back to our series, What does it really take to get into the Ivy League?While tests and grades are the most important part of your application, they alone are not enough to distinguish you from all the other kids who are applying.
That essay — which got her into the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Cornell and Stanford — went viral. In the essay, Stinson reflected on her inquisitive personality, told against a backdrop of her childhood trips to Costco.
How to Write a Winning Ivy League Essay. With early application deadlines upon us, guidance counselors, professors, and admissions consultants slipped Kathleen Kingsbury seven essays that . Aug 11, · While the data collected from students admitted to Harvard and Stanford is the most specific, AdmitSee also collected interesting information on other Ivy League schools.
“There are colleges with at least 1 application file on benjaminpohle.com, and colleges with 10+ application files on the site,” Fayal said.
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IvyApps: Full College Applications That Worked has a database of 21 successful applications to Stanford, Harvard, and other Ivy League schools.
They also let you read many supplement and Common App essays, but don’t offer other schools outside of the Ivy League.