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Does a Good AP Exam Score Make Up for A Bad Class Grade?

Does a Good AP Exam Score Make Up for A Bad Class Grade?

Question: Does a good AP test score make up for a low grade, like a C or D, in that AP class? How will this situation affect the …

"Best Value" Colleges

"Best Value" Colleges

Here we go again. Every year, various publications come out with their "rankings." You'll see biggest party schools, top-ranked u…

Is Harvard Education Worth the Price ... and the Loans?

Is Harvard Education Worth the Price ... and the Loans?

Question: My older son was admitted to Stanford and Princeton but I convinced him to go to UCLA because he was given free tuition…

College: Getting In vs. Graduating

College: Getting In vs. Graduating

Here's some information for all you rising high school seniors. A while back, there was a network news story about Japanese high …

Will Post-Grad High School Year Boost Ivy/Elite Admission Odds?

Will Post-Grad High School Year Boost Ivy/Elite Admission Odds?

Question: Can doing a post-graduate year improve or decrease chances of admissions to a top tier or Ivy League college?

Doing a Po…

Should We Hire a Private College Counselor?

Should We Hire a Private College Counselor?

Question: Our friends have hired an independent college counselor to help their son maximize his Ivy League admission chances. My…

Long-Lost Dad and Dartmouth "Legacy" Hook

Long-Lost Dad and Dartmouth "Legacy" Hook

Question: Does the Dartmouth admissions office contact the parent that is an alum? My son will be applying as a legacy and is a "…

Admissions Angsters

Admissions Angsters

My post today is aimed more at parents of high school juniors and sophomores. For the most part, parents of seniors are over the …

Which Senior Math Class Will Boost Ivy Odds?

Which Senior Math Class Will Boost Ivy Odds?

What math course should I take in my senior year in order to have a great chance of earning acceptance to an Ivy League school if…

Are Summer Programs for Gifted Students Important Elite-College Stepping Stones?

Are Summer Programs for Gifted Students Important Elite-College Stepping Stones?

Question: My daughter is a high school freshman who excels at academics as well as sports. She is kept very busy year round as s…

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