U.C. Irvine Rescinds Hundreds of Admissions Offers

August 4, 2017

Getting a rejection letter from your dream school might be disappointing, but there’s an even more heart-wrenching outcome that’s possible: getting an acceptance letter, then having your offer of admission pulled out from under you only a couple months before you’re scheduled to arrive on campus. That’s what happened to 499 prospective students this year […]

California Department of Education Names Steven Ma as First Director of Office of International Liaison

June 13, 2017

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson names Steven Ma, Founder of ThinkTank Learning, as the first Director of the Office of International Liaison for the California Department of Education. Ma’s role “will be to help California educators forge closer ties with educators throughout the world, develop and strengthen partnerships with Mexico, China and […]

6 Advantages of Earning College Credits in High School

May 16, 2017

The purpose of high school is to prepare you for college. What better way to prove that you are ready for college than to take college-level courses? Having Advanced Placement (AP) and community college courses on your resume during the 9th and 10th grade provides many advantages to maximizing the content of your college profile […]

How to Appeal a College Rejection Letter

May 9, 2017

In life, it’s a guarantee that you will not get everything you want. This applies to toys, dates, vacations, and, for some of us, college applications. So what should you do when the college you want to enter turns you down? After the despair, the disappointment, the bitterness, and the crying, you might be thinking […]

What are admission officers saying about you?

May 1, 2017

For applicants, the college admissions process is full of secrecy and mystery. The path your application takes once it leaves your hands is a big unknown – and when that path ends with a letter of acceptance or rejection, it’s not always clear why. It could be anyone’s guess why you ended up with the […]

Common App Releases New Essay Prompts

April 14, 2017

If you’re applying to college this fall, things just got a lot more real. The Common App has released their 2017-2018 essay prompts – which means all that’s standing between you and your college essays is, well, actually writing those essays. Most of this year’s seven essay prompts are either unchanged or lightly revised from […]

38 Minutes to Determine Your Educational Future

February 17, 2017

Choose a private high school at random and ask them where their students go to college. Chances are they’ll be quick to tell you. Private high schools often have excellent college placement records, sending their alums to top colleges and universities across the country year after year. So what’s the secret to their success? One […]

A 2016 Recap in Higher Education

January 27, 2017

From the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series to Donald Trump winning the White House, 2016 has been a year of surprises. With all the shocking headlines to process, you could be forgiven for losing track of what’s going on for higher education. If you’re struggling to remember what the big stories were for colleges […]