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Diversity Programs for Prospective Students

Diversity Programs for Prospective Students

Question: I know many private colleges recruit minority students and invite them to "diversity weekends" with paid airfare, etc. …

Is Being From Wyoming an Ivy Hook?

Is Being From Wyoming an Ivy Hook?

Question: I live in the middle of nowhere in Wyoming. Will that help me get into an Ivy League college?

The party line that you'll…

Historically Black College Turning Gray?

Historically Black College Turning Gray?

Here's an interesting college admissions news item:

Every freshman who enrolls at Albany State University knows the saga of this s…

Princeton Chances for Hispanic Male?

Princeton Chances for Hispanic Male?

Question: What are the odds of a Hispanic male student getting accepted into Princeton University under Early Decision?

Hispanic s…

Political Views & Admission Chances

Political Views & Admission Chances

Question: I am applying to Boston University. One of my English professors wrote me a recommendation in which he briefly talked …

Should We Tell Admission Committees About Son's Dyslexia?

Should We Tell Admission Committees About Son's Dyslexia?

Question: My son has a learning disability in reading and writing--dyslexia. Should he disclose this to colleges when he applies?…

Should We Check the "Asian" Box on Applications?

Should We Check the "Asian" Box on Applications?

On the Common Application and many others, there is a check box for identifying the applicant's ethnic group. We have been told t…

Support for Older Student

Support for Older Student

Question: My four sons are all attending college. I have decided to finish my undergrad education after 30 years. Presently I am …

Texas Top-10% Admit Rule Scrubbed

Texas Top-10% Admit Rule Scrubbed

A while ago, if you were in the top 10% of your high school's senior class, you were guaranteed admission to Texas state universi…

Should Chinese Ivy Applicant Skip Ethnicity Question?

Should Chinese Ivy Applicant Skip Ethnicity Question?

Question: I'm Chinese but my name doesn't make it totally obvious. (My last name is Lee. I don't want to write my real first name…

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