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Apr 29
Quick Tips for the Common Application Essay
As many of you kick your essay efforts into high-gear, the head of our Essay Counseling Division, Taka, has two pro-tips on college essays based on current trends in admissions we are seeing.

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Feb 21
Harkness Method: Why it’s worth trying
The Harkness Method is a unique learning approach that encourages students to interact and discuss ideas with their classmates in a round or oval table format. This student-centered technique has
May 09
Seisen International School Review
Seisen International School is an all-girls, K-12, Catholic School in Setagaya, Tokyo, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. For the 650 girls that attend Seisen, the primary language of instruction
Mar 30
Hear From An Ex Admissions Officer
If you’re a college-bound high-school student, you’ve probably spent at least some time wondering what exactly it is that goes down behind the closed doors of your top-choice school’s admissions
Feb 15
The Rise in Competitiveness of College Applications
As more and more college decisions are released (congratulations to our seniors who have already heard some good news!), some data points have emerged around the rapidly increasing competitiveness of
Feb 08
International students have one more chance to take SAT subject tests
It’s official. College Board’s decision to do away with SAT subject tests and the SAT Optional Essay was made to help students “adapt to new realities and changes to the
Jan 21
Understanding your Admissions Counselor
Many parents are skeptical about the need for an admissions counselor. Even for students/families who are on top of the bureaucratic elements of applications (registering for tests, getting scores sent,