Applying for Financial Aid: Does it Hurt Chances of Admission?

Today:  One college financial aid and admissions question, two separate clients. One hailed from Queens County, NY, the other: Serbia. (I know, we have the most random business 🙂 The issue on the table:  does applying for financial aid hurt chances of admission? Specifically, should I check the “yes” box on the Common Application? I discussed this on…

Thoughts On the Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

ACT/SAT Prep Small Group Classes | Inner Circle Have you heard about the lawsuit against Harvard, brought by an Asian-American who didn’t get in (and other interested parties, of course)? I admit that I’ve sorta been paying attention to it, some days more than others.  I also admit that I did find it interesting when part of…

Princeton, We Have a Problem

Apparently, something that I quipped in public last week was really funny to a client, even days later.  Princeton. This past Sunday, I met with a client, Tom, and his daughter and wife.  Princeton. Tom had attended a live workshop earlier in the week, Princeton, where I fielded 20-25 questions from parents. Six or seven of…

The College Lesson From Fred & Donald Trump’s Tax Avoidance

This morning, in the “Upstairs Office,” I made it through about three-quarters of the New York Times piece about how Trump screwed the IRS, was propped up financially by his father and so on and so forth. As I read it, I was struck by several thoughts, which I wanted to share (even if the mention of…

ACT Miracles Last Week

Marissa the Miracle Worker   ACT scores came out last week and, the way it happens every cycle, I heard about amazing, unpredictable score increases by Marissa’s clients.   Nothing makes us smile more than when stressed out, hard working kids achieve results that exceed even our expectations!   Student one’s story was a bona…