Deferred? Demonstrate Continued Interest

By |2024-01-03T23:41:47+00:00January, 10, 2024|College Admissions, College Applications, College Fit, College Visits|

Many high school seniors received college admissions decisions in December.  Some were excited to be admitted, others were disappointed to be denied, and still others may have been confused because they were deferred.  If you applied early action or early decision and received a deferral, this means the college is [...]

When Writing College Essays, Read the Prompt

By |2023-11-08T21:23:04+00:00November, 1, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays, College Research|

Have you ever sent a text or email asking someone two simple questions, such as “What day and time would you like to meet?” only to get a response which provides just one of the answers? It happens to me frequently. Not reading these sorts of questions carefully and failing [...]

Understanding Demonstrated Interest

By |2023-09-13T16:12:57+00:00September, 7, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays, College Fit, College Research, College Visits|

When colleges consider applicants, they are interested in several factors. At the majority of institutions, the most important factors are whether students challenged themselves in high school and took the most rigorous classes available to them, as well as their GPA. But, colleges consider other factors too, such as letters [...]

How to Respond to Colleges’ Diversity Essay Prompts

By |2023-09-13T16:14:27+00:00August, 30, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays|

In July, I wrote a blog post about the Supreme Court decision that ended affirmative action in college admissions. One area impacted by this change is college essays. Because colleges which accept federal funding (almost every public or private institution) can no longer overtly consider an applicant’s race, many are [...]

The End of Affirmative Action in College Admissions

By |2023-07-09T21:29:33+00:00July, 11, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays, Financial Aid|

In a 6-3 decision announced on June 29, the Supreme Court ruled that the use of race in college admissions (a.k.a. affirmative action) is unconstitutional. No matter your opinion, the Court's ruling will impact college applicants, colleges themselves, legacy admissions, financial aid and college essays. This blog post will summarize [...]

College Admissions Lessons from Netflix’s Never Have I Ever

By |2023-06-27T15:35:30+00:00June, 27, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, College Fit, College Research, College Visits|

I recently finished watching the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever on Netflix.  The show chronicles how the main character, Devi Vishwakumar, and her friends navigate the academic, social, and romantic challenges of high school. In the fourth season, Devi is a senior at a public high [...]

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

By |2023-05-04T00:07:09+00:00May, 16, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, Scholarships|

Discovery College Consulting's 22 students in the Class of 2023 were admitted to 75 different colleges, which are pictured to the right (click the image to enlarge it).  They will be attending the following schools: American University College of Charleston College of Wooster Colorado School of Mines Loyola University Chicago [...]

Should You Disclose Mental Health Issues in College Applications?

By |2023-01-14T21:02:24+00:00January, 17, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications|

In a recent New York Times op-ed, guest writer Emi Neitfield reflected on the dilemma she faced when applying to college in the 2009-2010 school year: whether or not to disclose her mental health issues in her applications.  Between ages 13-15, Neitfield was hospitalized multiple times, spent nine months in [...]

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

By |2023-05-03T20:03:47+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 [...]

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