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While the elimination of the SAT and ACT in college admissions opens up accessibility for many, others now struggle to quantify their potential. Empowerly understands that students are more than just a number. Here is their solution.
The new Empowerly Score feature is the only real-time diagnostic solution using a three-pronged holistic evaluation system to predict college admission chances
Developing your college list is a challenging task. Many students who approach us at Empowerly aim to apply to 6 or 7 (or more) well-selected schools, and spread those across safety, target, and reach colleges. So how do most people create these lists today?
Some students create complicated spreadsheets. Some simply apply to colleges that are easily accessible—schools that are geographically close, or that they’ve heard about from friends. Other students just guess, based on a vague impression.
But there’s a better strategy: one that will help you reduce your stress, find your best-fit campus, and put you on the road to success. Do those benefits sound good to you? Read on.
Applying for college can be an overwhelming experience, but college admissions counseling can help to simplify the journey. The college application process is complicated; navigating your way through, while dealing with other responsibilities, can be stressful. Lighten the burden on yourself by considering how college admissions counseling can make life easier for you.
The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education recently published their joint 2020 list of Top US Colleges. Curious who made the cut? Want to know what all this data means? The WSJ puts their article behind a subscription paywall for now, but if you want to read the full list you can find the same rankings published on the Times website. We’ll explain what to do with it.
As we begin to wind up the 2018-19 college admission cycle and our seniors anxiously await their college application outcomes, we have begun to think ahead to the next cycle of college admissions. Each year the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) produces an insightful report on the State of College Admission.
Since Empowerly first started offering college admission counseling back in 2015, we have seen an increase in the overall number of foreign students studying in the US. However, the Institute of International Education (IIE) recently released a report that found that new student enrollments fell by 6.6 percent in 2017-18, the biggest drop since 9/11, continuing a downward trend which was first observed in the 2015-16 academic year.
Having helped Bay Area Asian students through this process and applicants from around the world, I want to share some insights we have learned at Empowerly related to standing out and demonstrating interest. In this article, I will go over an overview of how Asian applicants are viewed, how they can stand out, and tips we have for all applicants based on the experience and perspective I have in college admissions.
Harvard University has always had an extremely competitive acceptance rate and it is only getting more competitive. Some controversy has recently been uncovered regarding Harvard admissions and a potential bias against Asian Americans due to low personality scores.