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Higher Education

June College of the Month: University of Rochester

Sheptin’s College Profile – June 2021 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY - www.rochester.edu Basic Facts: About 5,500 undergraduates taking advantage of over 70 majors Student to Faculty Ratio: 11:1 About 80% of all students receive some form of financial...

Test Optional for College Admissions

A few days ago, Cornell’s admission offices came out with its standardized testing policy for next year. In short, the school has a two-pronged approach to testing: Three undergraduate schools will be test blind, which means that scores will not be used in admissions....

Farewell Subject Tests and SAT Essays

Earlier this month, the College Board did two things that I applaud: It decided to get rid of the essay portion of the exam.  It has eliminated the Subject Test product line. Frankly, I’m not mourning the elimination of the essay. First of all, it was the last part of...

How to Hire a College Consultant

Where I live in the suburbs of New York City, there are many people who call themselves College Consultants. College Planners. Independent College Consultants. University Specialists. IECs. You can put the word college or university with some kind of consulting...

Accolades and Educational Consultants

Did you know Alan belongs to two professional networks? He is also a trained educational consultant. Hear him speak about his experience below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2dUxnxodF0&feature=youtu.be           The American Institute...

Are you thinking about applying to College?

College Planning 101 College Admissions time is challenging for everyone. From the stress of visiting colleges to finding the best choice for you, the process is a minefield. How has college applications changed: Students need to check out each website of the colleges...