Should I apply to an Ivy League school?

Should I apply to an Ivy League school?

By Tim Parros What schools are considered Ivy League? Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale are considered Ivy League schools and, added all up, they had a total of 281,060 applicants for the class of 2021. That’s a lot of kids and parents saying “I just want to apply just in case I get in.” In my experience there is no such thing as ‘just in case’ when you realize that of those applicants, less than 10% got admissions offers....

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Deferment 101: Part 3 - Moving Forward

Deferment 101: Part 3 - Moving Forward

By Aimee Nemeth Sometimes, no matter our best intentions, things simply do not go as planned. Whether your students final email from their dream school was an acceptance or a denial, the process was long, and sacrifices likely had to be made along the way. We’ve heard of students, here at Parros College Planning, who didn’t hear of a final decision from their school until the August before their fall semester. It’s likely that those dedicated to their dream schools won’t mind the dela....

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Deferment 101: Part 2 - The Waitlist

Deferment 101: Part 2 - The Waitlist

By Timothy Parros and Aimee Nemeth As colleges are reviewing their second or third wave of applicants you are still waiting for your ‘Deferment’ to be reconsidered. If you followed our recommendations in Deferment 101: Part 1 - The Deferment, you know that in the next month you should be hearing either a (1) accepted (2) denied, or the dreaded (3) waitlisted. We know that our students have taken our advice and updated the admissions committee with every award they’ve gotten since their o....

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Deferment 101: Part 1- The Deferment

Deferment 101: Part 1- The Deferment

By Aimee Nemeth There’s a little known grey area in the college acceptance game called a “deferral” and, while it may appear to be every student’s nightmare when applying to their dream school, it can have a positive result in the end. The good news is it is not a deny. What does a deferral really mean? You may know that it falls between an “acceptance” and a “denial” but really it’s when the school your student applied to wants to review all of the candidates before giving a....

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