With the recent release of the results of last June 7th’s SAT administration, I got this text from a client. “Sir,” he excitedly began, “I got a 2040 in my SAT!” Wonderful, I thought to myself.  He had been hoping to break 2000 on his SATs and he did.  He had worked hard and […]

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zheyanni/2014/06/11/why-go-to-harvard-when-you-can-opt-for-an-asian-ivy-league/ I saw this article posted on Facebook page and I had to say something.  I think the title misses the point of why we should think about going to college abroad. The article looks at some prestigious Asian universities:  National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong, Peking University, University of Tokyo, Seoul National University […]

    When the discussion turns to doing college work in the US, the issue of cost always comes up.  For many of my clients, cost is not an issue.  They are willing to pony up the funds necessary to pay full cost.  Be that as it may, the cost of a US college education […]

I’m going to take a radical departure from my usual College Profile fare of small liberal arts colleges in the United States.  The subject of this profile, the University of Waterloo, is a comprehensive research university in Canada.  It enrolls about 27,000 undergraduate students and my elder son is one of them.   It’s time I […]

A couple of articles about US college admissions made the headlines recently.  I thought I’d bring them up and comment on them. Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95% New York Times, April 8. 2014   This article made quite a few waves among the parents of college admission hopefuls here […]

This morning, I got an email from a very bright young woman who is a prospective applicant to US colleges.  She wrote, quite simply, “So what’s so special about a liberal arts school?”  I was tempted to write her a long reply but then decided…why not write a blog post about it? If you’ve been […]

Last post, I wrote about mistakes that US college applicants make. I realized that while that post was directed at Philippine applicants, these mistakes are often repeated by students regardless of where they are. Anyway, I plow on…. Top heavy college lists. By top heavy, I mean that the college application list is populated mostly […]