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The Academic Index at Ivy League Schools

Student athletes who hope to be recruited to play a Division I sport in the Ivy League* sooner or later come across the Academic Index (“AI”). The Academic Index was originally developed to ensure that the eight colleges of the Ivy League didn’t excessively lower their academic standards for recruited athletes in order to field competitive athletic teams. Since then, their use... 

Are college admission consultants worth the price?

When I meet with a prospective client (a young person and his or her family), I am far too eager to tell them what colleges look for in applicants, what steps they need to immediately take in order to be able to demonstrate those attributes to college admissions departments, and then I tell them it typically costs $20,000-60,000 to retain me. They often believe that once they know that colleges want... 

There are no shortcuts to leading a remarkable life

There are no shortcuts to leading a remarkable life
Leading a remarkable life is hard work. However, leading an unremarkable life is also hard work. We live in a society where we convince young people that they must play the hyper-competitive game of schooling and extracurriculars in order to one day get into top colleges, so they can play the game again in college in order to one day get a high stress, high paying job (often with an additional stressful... 

What does Abrome mean?

What does Abrome mean?
Abrome is a play on the term Borromean rings which in mathematics consist of three interlocking rings; however, no two rings are interlocked. Borromean rings therefore form the simplest example of a Brunnian link. Borromean rings serve as a simple reminder of the beauty of how Learners can take their interests and turn them into deep learning experiences that enrich their lives. As Learners engage... 
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