There’s a lot of publicity about college admissions these days. While part of it is justified, some of it is not. Admission offers to the most selective colleges and universities are sometimes difficult to predict, even for the most competitive students. The good news is that there is a college for everyone and most colleges and universities maintain a very high acceptance rate among applicants. A student should almost always be accepted at several of his/her choices. The key factor is to target the list so that it includes some reaches, some competitive, and some likely schools. And of course, the student should be excited about the schools that go on the list.
An internet search for colleges always turns up interesting results. Some of the schools are possible matches, but a computer search cannot see, feel, or empathize with a student. It does not understand a fit between personalities and student values. It cannot be subjective.
That’s why working one on one with a professional college counselor can be invaluable. The human touch is absolutely essential in order to make the right match and find the right fit.
Perhaps the most important role we can play is that of coach, cheerleader, and objective third party for all of you in a process that can, at times, become a bit stressful within the family.
Academic calendar is not always the same in different countries. The above chart is the general intake dates for start of degree programs. Language courses admissions are available almost every week (in some countries) or after a month.
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