2021 Early Application Acceptances

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021! As we noted earlier this month, this has been quite the year in admissions. We’ve seen unprecedented application pool increases and record-low early admit rates. With our strategic, layered approach to application timing, our goal is for all of our clients to have good news by the end of… Read more »

Early Application Pool News Shakes up College Admissions

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  News from this year’s early college application pools As we reach the midway point of this year’s admissions cycle, we are reflecting on what we’ve seen so far. The coronavirus pandemic has changed much in life, and college admissions is no exception.   Colleges make unprecedented changes during Covid-19 pandemic This past spring and… Read more »

Take a Deeper Dive (Without Leaving Home)!

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Making the Most of your Virtual College Admission Research with in-person college visits almost completely off the table—at least for the near future—most of this year’s applicants will need to narrow down their list remotely. No two ways about it: this is not ideal. There is no substitute for seeing a school, in session, in… Read more »

Marks Education Coronavirus Client Update

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We are here for you during these trying times. The coronavirus has brought us into uncharted territory in many respects. Parents and students understandably have questions about missed school, cancelled standardized tests and the college application process generally. The most important thing to keep in mind from a college admissions perspective is that admissions readers… Read more »

General Tips for preparing for the 2020 AP Exams

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Tips to help you prepare for the 2020 AP exams. This week, the College Board provided further guidance on this year’s AP tests including dates and question types. As we continue to support our students adjust to the changing testing landscape, Marks Education tutors brainstormed tips for this year’s unusual exams. 1. Get the right… Read more »

My Application was Deferred…Now What?

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If your early application was deferred, a compelling mid-year update letter can have an impact   It’s one of the tough realities of college admissions: every year, many highly qualified and deserving students apply early and are deferred by a wide range of schools, which means that the admissions office won’t decide on their application… Read more »

College Interview FAQ

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Tools to help you succeed in college admission interviews A strong interview can be a big plus in the college application process—a chance for you to share your interests, your personality, and your excitement about the colleges you’ve chosen. Now that the college application season is underway, we wanted to share our answers to a… Read more »

Advanced Placement Exam Deadlines Approaching

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Make Sure You are Signed Up!   Although the timeline may vary depending on the school you attend, many students planning on taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2020 need to be signed up for those exams by mid-November 2019.  Typically, students do not sign up themselves, but instead their schools sign… Read more »