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College Talks August: State of College Admissions

August 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm JST

Is “test-optional” really optional? How are colleges changing their application process in response to ChatGPT and AI? The questions around college admissions are ever-changing and increasingly complex. Tokyo Academics is here to help give you some answers.

In this talk, Senior Admissions Consultant Tyler Kusunoki will be discussing the latest shifts in college admissions priorities and policies, and provide strategies and advice for families on how to succeed in the midst of these changes. With over 15 years of experience in admissions consulting and direct access to admissions officers of a wide range of schools, Tyler will be bringing information and insight directly from the admissions office to you in this seminar. This seminar will cover the following:

  • Is test-optional really optional? Now that many schools are hitting the end of their test-optional policies, will they continue or alter their admissions standards going forward?
  • How are colleges responding to the ChatGPT and AI, both in their admissions process and classrooms?
  • What major shifts are happening in terms of institutional priorities? Are there certain student “types” that are more appealing to most universities? What are they?
  • How might changes in race-conscious admissions policies affect my child’s chances of getting in? 
  • … and more!

When:  August 20th @6:00pm JST

Who: Senior Admissions Consultant Tyler Kusunoki, an admissions expert with over 15 years of experience

Where: Hybrid online and in person @ Tokyo Academics Nishi-Azabu Center 6F


As the world of college admissions changes, it is essential that our families adjust and adapt alongside it in order to ensure they have the best chance of getting in, especially in a crowded, competitive college admissions field that saw a 21% increase in unique applicants last year. Sign up today for this special talk and stay informed. 

Why Tokyo Academics for Admissions Consulting?

  • Over 200 offers to top 20 US & UK universities
  • 96% of students who work with our Admissions Consulting team gain acceptance into at least one of their top 3 schools.
  • Our consultants come from the world’s top universities: Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Brown, Oxford, Cambridge, University of Tokyo, UC Berkeley, NYU, Georgetown, and more.

Registration open!


August 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm JST