Cutting Back Financial Aid

These are tough times for everyone, including the most prestigious universities.  As more and more students need and qualify for financial aid, schools are beginning to cut their packages.  The 568 Presidents’ Group features 20 or so colleges that have committed to need-blind admissions.  Schools are beginning to drop out. Williams College began cutting back last year, when they revised …

Early Action Returns

Almost six years after Harvard University and Princeton University rid of their early admissions options, today, they announced that it will return.  Starting with the Class of 2016, Harvard will offer the opportunity to apply for early action admission.  Princeton released their news shortly thereafter. In 2006, Harvard ended its early action option stating that this (and other similar programs) …

Galin Education

Galin Education Consultants work one-on-one with students from freshmen year of high school through the entire college application process. College admissions have become increasingly more competetive with acceptance rates at many top schools in the single digits. Even state schools are seeing unprecedented increases in applications, meaning that admissions are not guaranteed anymore for in-state students.