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Interview with an Admissions Consultant: Gaby Fogelson uses her background in private school admissions to tell all

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1. What is the most important thing you wish you could tell all applicants? The most important thing is to be themselves. The goal is for the school to get to know who they are as a person. Showcase who they are and highlight their greatest strengths. Each child has unique gifts and talents. Let…

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What do I Need to Know if I Want to go Standardized Test-Free?

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With the change in availability for college admission tests, many schools are reconsidering their requirements for the ACT/SAT tests. There is some indication that this reevaluation goes deeper than COVID and consideration for students that are unable to test or unwilling to test in the format that is available for them. For this reason, it…

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The Inside Scoop: How to Approach the ISEE, SSAT, ACT, & SAT Testing of 2022

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Please note that this information is subjective and does not reflect our position on every student or situation. For more specialized information and advice tailored to your student, please contact our admissions consultants. Written by Angela B. and Wendy I. ISEE/SSAT Inside scoop for ISEE/SSAT: Standardized testing is becoming less commonplace in middle and high…

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Is the ISEE Really NEEDED FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS?

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As we approach a new age of the pandemic, the school system faces more challenges and tries to navigate accordingly. Private middle and high schools in Los Angeles are flooded with parents seeking a better education for their child, but they’re continually met with “test optional”, “test blind”, and “school specific.” It’s understandably confusing and…

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