The best article we've read in a long, long time came out on Oct. 21st, written by Princeton University's President, Christopher L. Eisgruber. We strongly recommend you take a few minutes to read it to learn more about rankings.
Among several parts of the application, we have been working hard to help students understand the significance of the Letters of Recommendation, particularly in the context of admissions this year. The past year was unique and challenging for both students, their teachers and mentors, as most of us learned to connect virtually. The conduct & engagements of students in virtual classrooms unlocked a new way of interaction, providing teachers' insights on how students' adapted, and learned in challenging times. These insights, we feel will demonstrate whether students were checked in, engaged and curious or were they checked out, disinterested and non-communicative. We have also devoted several hours of research into preparing interview questions and helping students with mock interviews.
We continue to push ourselves to continually learn and stretch professionally by attending webinars and engaging with college campuses. This month we attended Johns Hopkins application workshops, and information sessions hosted by Brown, Cornell, Rice, U Chicago and Swarthmore. Anu visited UT Austin as this college town and university is always an attractive option for many of our students. Sabrina visited two campuses in Palm Desert, Calif. andalso spent a morning volunteering at Interlake High School helping seniors with last minute essay and application questions.
The most significant piece of this month's entry is to *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*E* all the seniors who submitted apps so far!!! Many have submitted regular apps and early apps...yay!