With a month left before the school year starts, most families are still spending time down the shore, at the pool, or maybe in a tube on the Delaware River. However, for a subsection of the community-high school seniors and their families-a liminal experience lies immediately ahead: the college application and admission process.
College has never been easier or harder to get into than right now. Easier, because there are 4,000 colleges in the U.S. and most of them want your student! Over 90% of colleges accept more than 80% of applicants. That’s 3,600 colleges! An additional 200 accept more than 50% of applicants, leaving a mere 200 hundred colleges that reside at the forefront of the college search lens. In short, students can get the kind of education they want at the best school for them, and there are numerous options. Further, colleges care as much as families do about the best fit and match. They’re looking for students as much as students are looking for them!
It’s also harder to get into college than ever. Rising costs, changes in the FAFSA and Common App, understanding financial aid, and seeing beyond those “name brand” colleges all make the college process unknowable and difficult to manage. Add a pandemic, gap years, and deferred enrollment, and it can be downright bewildering.
IvyQuest demystifies the process by possessing the latest and most applicable and cutting-edge knowledge concerning these changes and statistics. Over 20 years of experience, regular college visits, education and professional development, and relationships with admission offices puts IvyQuest in a potent position to collaborate with families in developing that all-important college list and assisting students through the application and admission process and beyond.
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