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2019-2020 Top College Supplemental Essays

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Colleges have released their supplemental essays for the 2019-2020 application cycle. This post includes a list of the supplements for most of the top colleges.

College Admissions Seminar in New York!

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Come join us at the Princeton Club on Thursday, September 5th for our seminar on A Different Approach to Getting into a Top US College.

New Coach Profiles: Introducing Grace Chiang

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The Spike Lab has hired a cohort of fantastic new coaches. We’ll be doing a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Grace Chiang, a Yale alum and Stanford MBA with experience in venture-backed startups and at McKinsey.

The Spike Lab at New York EdTech Meetup

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Last week, our founder Lloyd had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the New York EdTech Meetup, the country’s largest…

How To Get Into Harvard: Lessons from the Harvard Trial

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No decision has been reached yet in the Harvard admissions trial, but it’s already changed the world of elite college admissions. This post takes an inside look at Harvard’s admissions processes and discusses some of the biggest takeaways and what you can do to increase your chances of getting into Harvard.

The Front, Side and Back Doors into Elite US Colleges

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The massive admissions scandal shook the foundation of the American college admissions system. In particular, it exposed the existence of immoral and illegal “side doors” into elite universities. This article explains what you need to know going forward if you’re considering hiring a private counselor for college applications.

When Each College Posts Their 2019 Admissions Decisions

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Seniors are awaiting college admissions decisions with bated breath. In this post, we provide the dates that students can expect to hear their decisions from all of the top colleges.

The New York City Young Entrepreneurs Meetup

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In partnership with several of New York City’s top private schools, who are all leaders in entrepreneurship education, we hosted a New York City young entrepreneurs meetup for high school students at Spotify’s US Headquarters. See pictures from the event inside.

Guide to Sending an Update to Colleges After Applying

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If you’ve already applied to colleges and are waiting to hear back, there’s still something you can do to move the needle on your chances.

A Guide to Why it is 2–3x Harder for International Students to get into Top US Colleges

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Our research has found that it is substantially harder for international students to get into top US colleges when compared with their domestic counterparts. In this post, we’ll outline some of the possible explanations for why that may be the case.

It is 2–3x Harder for International Students to Get into Top US Universities

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Our research indicates that on average, acceptance rates at top US universities tends to be between 2-3x harder for international students when compared to domestic students. Find out what this means and what you can do about it

Colleges You Can Apply to Without a Supplemental Essay

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College applications are extremely time consuming, thanks mostly to supplemental essays. This post details some of the colleges that don’t require supplements and could make great additions to your college list with little to no time commitment.