Will top colleges shift back to requiring standardized tests?

By Grey Joyner, Admission Consultant, Elite Admission   Dartmouth College announced on 5 February that, after being standardized test-optional since the Covid pandemic, it will go back to requiring standardized tests of all applicants. In a statement, the university said that the “decision was guided by social science research that suggests we can improve our ability to identify students from …

How the college admissions process may change without affirmative action

By Grey Joyner at Elite Admission Consulting   The US Supreme Court ruling that universities cannot take race into account as a basis for granting admission is likely to have far-reaching implications for college admissions. On July 29th, 2023, the US Supreme Court overturned affirmative action, or the process of granting admissions priority based on race. Historically, this policy has …

Stanford University – Class of 2027

Applicant J’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia SAT: 1550+ School Ranking: Top 1% Significant Award: N/A   Case Detail Applicant J impressed us with her intellectual ability. Additionally, as a great thinker and writer, she showed curiosity about sophisticated academic and social topics. Therefore, the first suggestion from us was for her to start putting her ideas and …

University of Chicago – Class of 2025

Applicant M’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia and U.S. Dual Citizenship Started Using Our Admission Service: InYear 11 SAT: 1590 School Ranking: Top 10% Significant Award: None Admissions: University of Chicago (Early Decision I)   Applicant S’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Permanent Residence in Australia Started Using Our Admission Service: In Year 12 SAT: 1580 School …

University of Pennsylvania – Class of 2025

Applicant J’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia Started Using Our Admission Service: In Year 11 SAT: 1530 School Ranking: Top 5% Significant Award: None Admissions: University of Pennsylvania – Class of 2025   We met Applicant J in the beginning of his Year 11. At that time, he had a solid academic record at school, impressive extracurricular involvement …

University of California – Berkeley – Class of 2023

See how we helped an applicant in China to receive admission to the Computer Science major at University of California – Berkeley   Applicant W’s Background Geographic Location: China Citizenship/Residence: China Starting to Use Our Admission Service: Since Year 11 SAT: 1560 out of 1600 School Ranking: Top 1% Significant Award: None Intended Major: Computer Science Admissions: University of California …