How the Supreme Court Could Change College Admissions

By |2022-11-09T03:16:54+00:00November, 9, 2022|College Admissions|

Last week, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments for two cases about affirmative action in college admissions.  An organization called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) sued both Harvard and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill over their consideration of race in admissions decisions.  Many legal experts, higher education professionals, [...]

Test-Optional Admissions: A Deeper Look

By |2022-09-09T23:08:17+00:00September, 13, 2022|College Admissions, College Admissions and COVID-19, College Admissions Tests|

The considerable growth in the number of colleges offering test-optional admissions has led many students and parents to question whether the ACT/SAT are necessary or relevant. Unfortunately, the answer is not simple, and whether a student should take these tests and submit scores has become a more complicated question.  A [...]

The Case for Independent College Consultants

By |2022-05-18T23:53:07+00:00May, 17, 2022|College Admissions, College Consultants|

Perhaps you read the recent Wall Street Journal article entitled, "To Get Into the Ivy League, 'Extraordinary' Isn't Always Enough These Days."  The article is about Kaitlyn Younger, a student in Texas who applied to twelve colleges (including several Ivies) and was only admitted to two of them. As described [...]

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

By |2022-05-03T21:16:45+00:00May, 11, 2022|College Admissions, College Applications, Scholarships|

Discovery College Consulting's Class of 2022 applied to college during the most competitive application season in history. Despite this, all of our students received multiple acceptances.  Our 20 students were admitted to 74 different colleges, which are pictured to the right (click the image to enlarge it).  They will be [...]

College Denials: Embrace the Future Rather than Focusing on Rejection

By |2022-05-03T21:10:49+00:00May, 3, 2022|College Admissions, College Applications|

It’s the rare college applicant who didn’t receive at least one denial this spring. And while misery loves company, being told you’re not alone doesn’t lessen the disappointment. Still, being denied, even by only one of the colleges you applied to, can be a surprisingly positive experience. The 2022 admissions [...]

Summer Programs: Should You Pay to Play?

By |2022-03-11T21:58:16+00:00March, 2, 2022|College Admissions, College Preparation|

If you're a high school student, chances are you've received at least one letter or email inviting you to apply to a summer program on a college campus, also known as a pre-college program.  You may have gotten the impression that you were among a select group of students to [...]

Is Early Decision Binding? Maybe Not

By |2021-12-30T21:50:49+00:00January, 4, 2022|College Admissions, College Applications, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

As students decide what colleges to apply to, they often wonder whether to apply anywhere Early Decision (ED).  ED deadlines are typically in early November, and admissions decisions are usually released in mid- to late-December.  Unlike Early Action, Early Decision involves a binding commitment, meaning that if a student is [...]

Mythbusters: College Edition

By |2021-11-03T21:31:41+00:00November, 3, 2021|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays, College Preparation|

High school students share information at school and online. Parents swap stories in the carpool lane and during backyard bar-b-ques. But when it comes to college admissions, can you believe everything you hear? During a recent webinar, admissions officers from seven different colleges addressed and corrected some common misconceptions. 1. [...]

College Essay Advice from a Professional Writer

By |2021-07-13T13:46:46+00:00July, 13, 2021|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays|

Guest blog post by Jason Oppenheimer, Copywriter I have two completely different thumbs. Without any other context, I probably have your attention by now. And in a world where attention spans are often no longer than the time it takes to read a push-notification, that’s certainly no small feat.  Consequently, [...]

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

By |2021-07-08T18:32:31+00:00May, 5, 2021|College Admissions, College Admissions and COVID-19, Financial Aid, Scholarships|

It's been a difficult year for high school seniors: going to school online, dealing with the cancellation of sports and activities, and not being able to see friends are just some of the challenges they have faced.  But, as the school year winds to a close and seniors prepare to [...]

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