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July 16, 2014

If you listen to the media hype, you might think that a high school student with less than straight A’s has no chance of getting into a “good” college.  Simply not true!  There are plenty of great schools out there that welcome B students into their folds.  They know that a GPA and test scores don’t tell the whole story, that there are myriad situations that impact a student’s high school transcript.   These colleges assess st...

July 14, 2014

One of the great things about applying to schools that are part of the University of California system is that you only have to fill out one application. All of the campuses have minimum requirements for admissions consideration. You might think, therefore, that all of these schools look at your application the same way. But that’s not true. Yes, there are basic requirements that you can read about on the UC site. But if you’r...

May 24, 2014

If you’re old enough to remember The Pepsi Challenge, you will recall that while consumers bought way more Coca-Cola, in a blind test, they actually preferred the taste of Pepsi.  So why buy Coke?  Simple: they were more familiar with the name.

 

Let’s say you’re a parent who went to UCLA, knows a little about USC and Cal, and has, of course, heard of Harvard and Princeton.  Without realizing it, this familiarity might form...

May 18, 2014

As juniors in high school head to the summer before their senior year, and lay their heads upon their pillows, they may have visions of college acceptance letters dancing in their heads.  Or maybe not so much.  They're hearing about some of the seniors in their school not getting in where they wanted to go.  They're being tasked with writing their essays.  The media tells them that they should go to the so-called "best" school...

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