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Harvard vs. Stanford: Which one is right for you?

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I’ve finally enabled comments on this site, so please leave me thoughts, questions, and more! Slight change of pace today. Instead of the standard focus on college admissions topics, we’ll talk about life in college itself. Stanford or Harvard? Harvard or Stanford? It’s a question that many people debate. Obviously, getting into either is a […]

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How to get into Harvard in 30 minutes

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Take care of your GPA from freshman year This is a no-brainer but should be said anyway. Some students like to slack-off after middle school – it’s a new environment, you may not have a solid group of friends, you’re still getting use to everything. But a poor freshman year GPA can kill you. You […]

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College admissions help: a unique way to set yourself apart

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Are you interested in the internet? Technology? Business? Are you simply looking to standout in college admissions? Challenge yourself to a new opportunity? Here’s an out of the box idea that will help your quest to get into Stanford: offer to be an intern at a startup! It’s easier than you think – it requires […]

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Get into Harvard: science research at your local college

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Recently we covered the topic of taking college classes for college admissions. Today, I’ll explain another big opportunity available at your local university. When I say local university, I don’t mean community college. I mean real, 4-year fully accredited universities! This applies specifically to the science/math/academically focused students – but everyone should be sufficiently well-rounded […]

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3 reasons why you’re waitlisted at Princeton

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For seniors, take a look at my post on the midyear report. For the rest of you, pay attention as this will help you prevent admission rejections: There are 3 big reasons why you’re on the waitlist at an Ivy League school. They are: 1. You’re well-rounded, but no clear spikes Do you have a […]

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Last minute Common Application tips to get into your dream school

College applications are like artwork – there are a million ways to craft your own Common Application, but only the best products will get into Ivy League schools. If you’re like me, you waited until the last minute before thinking about college admissions. It’s a tough battle – I share a few emergency college admissions […]

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Why a 4.0 high school GPA and 2400 SAT won’t get you into Harvard

The 5 secrets about your high school GPA and class ranking to get into Harvard and Stanford

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Five last minute tricks to get into Harvard and Princeton

Many of you are lazy and will wait until junior or senior year before starting college applications. It’s a horrible idea. I’m guilty of it as well – that’s what my last minute guide to Harvard and Stanford admissions is all about – how to make yourself sound like a top candidate in the weeks […]

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