I summarize this dilema below: I have been accepted at EPFL (Switzerland) for the master in bioengineering with an EPFL Excellence Fellowship and also at the MsS in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. Both Universities are very well ranked in these areas, as you can see in this bioengineering rank. In most rankings, Imperial College is a few places above EPFL and London is a great city but I would have a really good scholarship if I go to EPFL (18000$ per year) and the tuition is much lower (about 1000$ vs 13000$ at Imperial). [more inside]
My son is currently applying to a service academy for college. This is all he has ever wanted since he was a small child. He has worked his tail off so far and is now frozen on the essays. I have no idea how to help him. [more inside]
I graduated from Yale College two decades ago and have only been making occasional donations to the alumni fund since then, in years when I could afford it. Now I have a toddler. [more inside]
How do I find a consultant or service to provide admission/application advice to an adult returning to university? I am in Ontario, Canada. [more inside]
As an international student (equivalent 'rising senior') in high school, how can I discern what a college or university is really like, past all the glossy paper? More questions, and details, within. [more inside]
What happens if I apply to a 4 year university without disclosing my short stints at community colleges? [more inside]
I'm attending a college tour / interview day with my son next week, He has already been accepted to this college, and offered a significant scholarship. He could be offered an even bigger scholarship, up to a full ride after his conversations with faculty that day. He'll get the tour, meet with faculty in his area of interest (history), attend a class, and have dinner there too. It's a very small (DIV III) liberal arts school. For those of you that have been through this, what do wish you knew in advance? I went to a large public school and never set foot on campus until I showed up for Freshman year, so I'm a little lacking on experience I can share with him on how he can get the most out of his half day on campus. If it matters, he only applied because they recruited him and made it easy and free to do so. This is not a school either of us had even heard of prior to then. That said, the school seems to be well regarded, in a nice location, and generally seems to be a perfectly fine place to get a BA in History.
Is backing out of a degree program after you’ve committed and sent the deposit in a common practice, or am I screwing someone else out of the chance for an education? [more inside]
So, I have a problem of the college admissions variety. [more inside]
42 year old man applying to college for the first time. What to put on a resume or CV to reflect life experience as well as work experience? [more inside]
What should I ask a college admissions counselor about? [more inside]
My sister is a junior in high school and beginning to look at colleges. We're having difficulty finding colleges which would be a good "fit" for her (film major). Help? [more inside]
Can more than one person sign a single grad school letter of recommendation? [more inside]
I have to write an admission essay for college, and the guidelines are... vague. [more inside]
I am getting extremely anxious about applying to colleges as a transfer student and I need advice on how to deal with it. [more inside]
College application essay about the challenges overcome in relation to one's sexuality: good or bad idea? [more inside]
Where can I find a complete list of college and university graduate programs in the USA that accept the Miller Analogies Test for admission?
New career path (Med school) in sights, past the deadline to apply/register for (Fall '09) undergrad programs that offer classes necessary for MCATs, any way to get into universities this late in the game? [more inside]
My Google-fu has failed me. Where can I find a sequenced list of the admission requirements for Australian university courses? Ideally, I'm looking for something like "Top 50 most difficult-to-get-into courses in Australia". [more inside]
I'm a lawyer from a top law school with a year of work experience. I want to become an academic clinical psychologist (professor + therapist). After 9 months in a master's program, what will my admissions chances look like? [more inside]
Do college admissions waitlists typically turn a lot of their listed students in? Or is it a lottery for a few lucky ones and a way to soften the blow of rejection for the rest? [more inside]
I took a job as director of admissions for a post-high school internship. Prospective interns have to go through an application process to attend. What is concerning is that last year we had approx. 1500 applications started but only 448 made it. We denied approx. 50. The rest either dropped out or never finished their application. This doesn't seem very efficient to me but I'm not sure if I'm even in line with a traditional college. So, if you have ever worked in an Admissions Office for a college: 1. What percentage of those who start an app actually make it? 2. During training what should I teach first? Product knowledge or phone/customer service skills? Thanks for the help!
I am applying to grad school. The deadline is approaching. Where can I go to get my letter of intent (personal statement) read and critiqued? [more inside]
Can a University find out what other schools you have attended? [more inside]