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From Disadvantaged Background to Elite University

From Disadvantaged Background to Elite University

Question: I come from a low-income Latino family and am currently a freshman in the honors program at the Ohio State University. …

Elite-College Eligible?

Elite-College Eligible?

Question: As I hear more and more about the impossibility of elite admissions, I wonder: Does the student who has a near-4.0 unwe…

Do Elite Colleges Prefer Private or Public High Schools?

Do Elite Colleges Prefer Private or Public High Schools?

Question: I am in seventh grade and currently attend a public middle school. I would like to study pediatric medicine at an Ivy L…

Are Extracurriculars Essential for Admission to Top-Tier Colleges?

Are Extracurriculars Essential for Admission to Top-Tier Colleges?

Question: My kid is a top student at a very demanding private high school. She has few extracurricular activities and seems too b…

Ivy League Chances for Squash Player

Ivy League Chances for Squash Player

Question: My GPA is on the rise--from a 3.3. in 9th grade to a 4.0 last year when I was a junior. Will this be sufficient to get …

Is a Fourth Year of Foreign Language an Elite Admisisons Plus?

Is a Fourth Year of Foreign Language an Elite Admisisons Plus?

Question: Is a fourth year of foreign language a significant leg up for elite admissions?

While a fourth year of a language is su…

Ivy League "Scholarships"

Ivy League "Scholarships"

Question: I am in 9th grade and wondering what Ivy League schools look for when they give out scholarships? Do sports and other e…

IB Diploma or Beloved Extracurriculars?

IB Diploma or Beloved Extracurriculars?

Question: I am a junior currently shooting for the full IB diploma. Our school recently switched from a block schedule with 8 cla…

College Credit for Distance Learning?

College Credit for Distance Learning?

Question: Will a college give credit or exempt a student from requirements if he or she takes university-level courses through di…

Will Low Frosh Grades Hurt Ivy Chances?

Will Low Frosh Grades Hurt Ivy Chances?

Question: Do I have a chance of getting into an Ivy League university if I show them that I have improved tremendously academical…

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