Notes from Our Counselor Breakfast with Admissions Reps
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Last week, the team at International College Counselors attended a counselor breakfast with admissions representatives from Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford. There are a lot interesting developments at each of the schools and within the domain of Higher Ed.
What the expert college advisors at International College Counselors know you need to know:
Schools give a lot of weight to Early Decision.
At Duke, 25% of the Early Decision applicants were accepted; 1/3 of the class was filled by Early Decision.
At Penn, 1/3 to 1/ 2 of the class was filled by Early Decision applicants.
This is significant given that the other three schools have Early Action (Non binding) as opposed to Early Decision (Binding) and therefore do not show evidence of such preference.
Without reservation, the expert college advisors at International College Counselors always recommend that students seriously consider Early Decision options when they begin the college process. If there is a school your student really wants to attend, and it offers Early Decision, don’t miss out!
Free online financial aid calculators are invaluable tools.
For those families who worry about the cost of college, and as to whether you can bind your child to a particular institution without financial aid details, know that every college now offers a Financial Aid Calculator. These can be found on the school’s website. This calculator can help you determine, based on last year’s financials, how much money your family can expect to receive from that particular institution.
Here are links to a few such calculators
Keep in mind, you or your student can always call a school’s financial aid office for information and ask questions,without giving your name.
Questions? Contact International College Counselors.
As always, the expert college counselors are available to answer any specific questions our clients have. Don’t hesitate to call or email us at 954-414-9986 or www.internationalcollegecounselors.com
If you are interested in becoming a client of International College Counselors, please call or email us. College planning is definitely worth thinking about, and the sooner, the better!