Schools often tout low admission rates as a proxy for a highly competitive academic environment. This blunt instrument fails to account for the quality of the applicant pool, and may distort potential applicants’ understanding of their chances of admission. To help give applicants a more complete picture, Dimension Admissions dove into the Common Data Set […]
Effective Strategies to Beat Writer’s Block and Craft a Sensational College Admissions Essay By Margaret M. Kelly & Christopher Hathaway – Partners, Dimension Admissions With Admissions Season in full swing, high school seniors have donned their thinking caps and picked up their literal or figurative pens with every intention of crafting a sensational essay to […]
Dimension Admissions Data Study: Introduction Until 2021, the Common Data set did not recognize an option for “another gender” data reporting, in other words, data reporting on students identifying as neither male, nor female. In 2021-2022, there was some movement on that front when the Common Data Set indicated with respect to reporting admissions data […]
Advice and Tasks for Undergraduate Applicants Trying to Decide What Schools to Apply to and Why Visit nearby colleges to obtain a basis for comparison. Vary the schools to what extent possible. Take note of flyers in common areas, pick up newspapers, obtain marketing materials from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, etc. to get a […]
Oberlin College was the first coeducational college to open in 1833. It took more than one hundred and thirty years for America’s top university, Princeton, to begin admitting women in 1969. Other Ivy League schools like Brown and Dartmouth followed suit in the early 70s. These changes were a reaction to the second wave feminist […]
Lesson planning, although rarely a favorite, is one of the most critical steps in the teaching process. However, ask any teacher, and we’re sure they’ll come up with a full list of tedious activities they would choose over lesson planning any time.
Admission to top Ivy League colleges is becoming more challenging year after year, as the number of applicants has increased while admission rates have plummeted. Prospective students now seek better ways to set themselves apart from other students vying for admission to some of the country’s top institutions.
An educational consultant describes several specific examples, such as having students analyze and improve chatbot-generated essays, coach the chatbot to do better, and test what AI can and can’t do…
When the Supreme Court reversed affirmative action in June, the controversial decision effectively ended race-conscious college admissions — at least how it had been traditionally practiced. In the months that have followed, colleges have changed their admissions policies, raising questions about how the ruling might impact the corporate pipeline.
In this enlightening episode, Margaret M Kelly, COO of Dimension Admissions, delves deep into the controversial use of AI in college admissions essays. While AI-generated content might appear polished, Margaret argues it lacks the genuine introspection and alignment crucial for Ivy League applications. We explore the balance of…