Why You Shouldn’t Apply to All Eight Ivies

For the last few years, each April we've seen news stories about students admitted to all eight Ivies. It's an impressive accomplishment, no doubt. But is there any real reason to apply to all of them? Even for the best students, the answer is no. The reality is, the eight Ivy League schools (Harvard, Yale, … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Apply to All Eight Ivies

When Grades and Test Scores Aren’t Enough

Myth:  Since two equally well qualified students applied to Elite U. and one got in and the other didn’t, that means admission to a highly selective university is all about random luck. Fact:  The more elite the school, the more they have their pick among remarkably well qualified students.  The reality is, a large percentage … Continue reading When Grades and Test Scores Aren’t Enough