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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... 

College admissions is not a meritocracy; it is a game

College admissions is not a meritocracy; it is a game
College admissions is not a meritocracy, it is a game. Those who know how to play the game began years ago. They have donated consistently and substantially to their alma maters, they have provided their children with ample opportunities to stand out in the admissions game through their experiences, they have provided the support necessary for their children to get top grades and they have paid for... 

The 2013-2014 College Admissions Outlook

The 2013-2014 College Admissions Outlook
Last year was the most competitive college admissions cycle we have ever seen. Harvard had their all-time low 5.79% admissions rate on an all-time high 35,023 applications received. Not to be outdone, Stanford had an all-time low 5.69% admissions rate on an all-time high 38,828 applications received. Those hoping for better odds this year are likely to be out of luck, admissions to highly selective... 

Homeschooling stigmas within college admissions

Homeschooling stigmas within college admissions
As a proponent of homeschooling as a superior method of education for many (if not most) students when compared to public schooling, I was shocked to hear nothing but false and negative stereotypes from former admissions officers from three selective colleges earlier this week. The representatives came from Davidson College (NC), Princeton University and Wellesley College (MA). Having been spoiled... 
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