Posts Tagged ‘college’

What Are My Chances on the Wait-List?

April 9, 2017

I have been amazed at the number of high school seniors who have been wait-listed from colleges and universities and get their hopes up that they will eventually get in. Sometimes wait-lists have more than 3,000 students on them. Sometimes colleges never even go to their wait-list. Believe me, these are students with the grades, test scores and other credentials to make them very competitive for admissions at these schools.  The biggest issue for many kids is that it puts them in limbo and unable to emotionally commit to a school. My advice to most students is to send an email to the college if you are still interested and convey this to them. Let them know that if you are accepted, you will come.  If you receive any awards, improved test scores, or anything else to support your application, email or fax it to the college admissions officials.  But keep your other options open because you do  need to make a final college decision, with a deposit, by May 1st.

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Colleges for students with learning disabilities

August 27, 2012

Many students with learning disabilities have struggled throughout their education to be successful.  Some have been in schools that provided the support they needed, but others have found very little help.  School is not always fun for students with learning disabilities.  Many students have faced years of frustration.

When these same students begin to think about college, some are afraid to even consider the subject.  Since school has always been difficult for them, they aren’t sure they want to experience more academic challenges and possible failure.

Colleges understand that many students with learning disabilities are very bright, but they simply need to have a college education adapted to their learning styles.  However, it is up to the individual student to research schools and determine which ones actually do provide the support services that will allow them to succeed.  Often times a private college counselor has the expertise to help families find the right schools.

Some colleges and universities indicate they do provide support services for students with learning disabilities, but these vary a great deal from school to school.  Before compiling a college list, make sure you have checked out each school carefully.

http://www.thecollegesolution.com/college-admissions-and-learning-disablities

What Does Facebook Have to Do with College Admissions?

January 31, 2012

Facebook probably has more to do with college admissions than most students realize.  In fact, it has changed college admissions in many ways.  Students can connect with colleges and universities on Facebook as never before, and colleges can find out a lot of personal information about potential college applicants that more than likely will not be on their application.  For an interesting visual on the subject, check out http://www.schools.com/visuals/facebook-and-college.html.