Ask Kate Response: The Interview and Your Standing

You have received an invitation from admissions for an interview. What does that mean for your chances of being admitted? Kate explains in this video what an interview means in relation to your standing with the school. She also explains why they interview. If you would like to ask Kate a question regarding grad school … Read more

Tips for Dealing with College Admissions Stress

Writing Your Personal Statement   It’s college application season and you’re stressed out. What’s it going to take to get you into that dream college? With the advent of the common application, there are not a lot options for expressing who you really are. One of the ways that you can do that is through … Read more

Wow! College Admit rates are even worse than you thought….

College admission rates are at an all time low. Stanford and Harvard are under 6%. With acceptance rates like this, families are asking what to do and what happened. Even 10 years ago Elite schools were accepting 10-20%. Here’s my take on the situation. 1. The population has increased. 2. More people are graduating from … Read more

What to do when you don’t get in the college of your choice

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! You’re in and preparing for the best 4 years of your life…. But what if you’re not. Perhaps you didn’t realize school was important until your Junior year and you didn’t do so well on the SAT? And you aren’t likely to make the athletic team at the collegiate … Read more

Example Undergraduate Standards – Do you cut it?

SAT scores: how do you compare? Here are the standard SAT scores for some of the most top-tier colleges, including Harvard, Yale and Duke. One of the perils of working as an Instructor is explaining what I do when I meet someone new. If you’re an Architect, you probably don’t get the, “Oh my G, … Read more