Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tiers are for Wedding Cakes: The Myth of US College Rankings


Wait listed?

  For some, the application process to Dream U did not end in acceptance or rejection but rather the limbo of the wait list.   The college will offer a place on the wait list (note that you should NOT have to pay an extra fee to get on the waiting list) and you reply […]

Making *the* Choice

  At this point in the college admissions game, the ball is on your side of the court and the time has come for you to make the final decision.  Where should you spend the next four years of your life among all the outstanding colleges and universities that had the obvious good judgment to […]

Ivy League: Who Needs ‘Em?

With the 2013 US college admission season over, it’s time to look at some grim admission statistics from the Ivy League and a couple of their clones. Name of Institution               Admitted Applicants/Total Applicants               Admit Rate (%) Harvard         […]

Mistakes Filipino Students Make While in College in America

I thought I’d take a departure from college admissions issues to what happens when you’re already there.  For the Class of 2013, the admission decisions have been mailed and now the ball is on your side of the court:  deciding among the colleges with the good sense to admit you…who will have the honor of […]


  In Part One, we talked about why fit was important.  Now, we’re going to talk about how one finds a good fit. Unlike James Bond in the picture above, finding the right fit for college isn’t as simple as calling a tailor.  As a matter of fact, you don’t really need to call anybody […]