Exposing Our Secrets: The Insider's Guide to College Applications

Nicholas Strohl

As a college admissions consultant, my mission is to help students navigate the complex and highly competitive world of college admissions. Over the years, I've had the privilege of working with countless students, and today, I want to share some valuable insights from my experience being a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale.

Let's face it; getting into your dream college is tougher than ever. Stellar grades and a laundry list of extracurricular activities may open doors, but they're not always enough to guarantee admission. The college admissions landscape is fiercely competitive, and it's essential to understand that even the most exceptional students face rejection from top schools. 

So, why work with a college admissions consultant? It's a question I often encounter. Here's the deal: we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. We've seen countless applications, understand what top colleges are looking for, and can provide expert guidance tailored to your unique situation. We ease the burden on both students and parents, offering a roadmap to success. Through this episode, you'll learn why even the best students with impeccable grades are unexpectedly rejected by their dream colleges and how to avoid those common pitfalls. 

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In This Episode, We Cover:

  • Why excellent grades and leadership in extracurricular activities may not be enough to secure your spot at a top college
  • Strategies to enhance your college applications in 12th grade – and common mistakes to avoid
  • My formula for building the perfect, balanced school list to maximize your chances of acceptance
  • How to strategically apply Early Decision / Early Action 
  • ...and so much more!

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