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Yale Admissions Guide

Yale is one of the most prestigious Ivy League schools. It is a member of the “HYP” – Harvard Yale Princeton – and plays a very special role in the history of the Ivy leagues and in the history of elite American universities. *This continues a series on how to get into top schools. If […]

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4 tips for international students in college admissions

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International student applications are tough. For many top colleges, financial aid is a factor – which means that at schools like Princeton and Yale, international students generally come from wealthier families. Whether you’re from Greece or China, Korea or France, the advice below applies equally. 1) Your standardized test scores are incredibly important – particularly […]

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Why reading lists won’t help at all – don’t listen to your high school counselor or college advisors

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If you’ve read some of my previous articles on college admissions, you’ll realize that I’m blunt and will tell you exactly how I view an issue. Let’s talk about reading lists. Reading lists are the biggest waste of time. High school counselors, private tutors, expensive admissions coaches – everyone will tell you that reading lists […]

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College admissions offices: who and how

College admissions offices are mysterious entities. Most high school students have no idea how they work, who they are, and yet these offices hold the key to getting into Harvard. Below, I’ll demystify college admissions offices and describe a few inside secrets about them. 1) They are not a bunch of old, white-haired people with […]

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