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Score at the Top Blog

Seniors! Beware! Don’t let up now, because your future college is watching!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Every year we provide a gentle reminder—like a good parent, no?—to our family of seniors with whom we’ve worked so hard through our tutoring, our test prep, and our comprehensive college placement: don’t goof off and screw up your GPA. Schools can pull their offer of admission from a student who collapses at the end of his or her high school journey. They do it. They mean it.  Click on the links below to read a typical college warning; this particular one comes from Florida State University in Tallahassee.  Read More

How hard was it to get into some of the nation’s most prestigious universities this year?

Friday, April 06, 2012

As colleges begin to publish their admission stats for the class of 2016, I wanted to share this list of 20 top schools’ admissions stats, reprinted from the Daily Beast (4/5/2012) -- Read More

New Trends in College Admissions: Unexpected Gold?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Colleges and universities are, alas, business organizations as well as education institutions. Gone are the days when sprawling campuses contained empty buildings for weeks or months each year. Today, the campus business office exerts some pressure on academics: fill up spaces by attracting a year-round constituency that maximizes facility use while reduces per-student overhead. Therein lies some good news for applicants. Colleges are providing more admissions opportunities as a result, and possibilities are turning up in unexpected placesRead More