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International Applicants

by Lesley Miller, MA, AC Ed

Some of you might be surprised to know that there are more than 700,00 international college students studying in the US. The number has risen steadily over the past half century, so has the application numbers. Competition among international students is very high as there are more than [...]

The Common Application 2014

No Change to the Common Application Essays for 2014

Lesley Miller, MA, AC Ed

The big news regarding the Common Application for 2014 is that there will be no change in the essay prompts. Many counselors and high school juniors are breathing sighs of relief. A year ago when the announcement came that all of [...]

Great Summer Plans

Your Summer Can Prep You for College

Lesley Miller, MA, AC Ed

High School Juniors should be doing some very serious planning for the upcoming summer. Why? There are many colleges that will include the essay question: “What did you do this past summer and the summer before your junior year?”

Certainly you want to enjoy [...]

Sophomores: Make A Plan!

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Lesley Miller,  MA,  AC Ed

So you are a sophomore who is thinking about the future college options. That is absolutely fantastic! There may be no better topic on which to focus your efforts because the sophomore year of high school is critical in laying the ground work that will ideally prepare [...]

Juniors, Go Forward!

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Lesley Miller,  MA,  AC Ed

For you juniors, more than a dozen important issues must be addressed if you hope to enter the ideal college going forward. Beyond creating the best possible academic profile, there is a need to refine your extracurricular and leadership profiles so that you will present yourself superbly [...]

BIG MYTHS: Admissions

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Lesley Miller,  MA,  AC Ed

Last year students faced great challenges in gaining an acceptance to the nation’s top colleges. Ivy League schools and other top colleges, like Stanford, had acceptance rates lower than ten percent.

There are often highly qualified students and their parents carrying myths about the admissions process, which [...]

Successful Applications!

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Lesley Miller,  MA,  AC Ed
Successful Applications!

Having an expert in the college admissions process review your college applications prior to your submitting them is a great idea! Why?

You have excellent ambitions, but the requirement levels of the admissions applications of most colleges and universities has increased repeatedly in these past few years. [...]

Acceptance Rates

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Lesley A. Miller,  MA,  AC Ed

Most busy high school students seek balance in their lives because of the multitude of demands made upon them. As they approach the college application process, the demands are significantly increased. Looking at last year’s acceptance rates at four year colleges, it is clear that there [...]