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Monthly Archive for February, 2012

: February, 2012

The GPA Game

As an Independent Educational Consultant, I am often asked about what the colleges are really looking for. “Does not having community service hurt my son in admissions?” “Will one poor grade kill my

Race and Admissions

Racial preference in admissions is a delicate subject and it has been in the news recently. On Feb. 17 The NY Times “The Choice” blog ran this headline, “Discrimination Investigations End at Princeton

College Tour

Last Friday I was in Washington, DC to see some of my students in that area and tour American University. I have toured both Georgetown and George Washington University twice but I had not had the

College Reported False SAT Data

I don’t know what was more surprising. To read in Inside Higher Ed that a well respected liberal arts college had reported incorrect SAT data to several rankings entities or to read that Claremont