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Waitlist Wisdom

From the Desk of Andrea van Niekerk, College Admission Counselor….. It used to be that at the end of each application season students got thick envelopes that signaled their acceptances, or thin envelopes that dashed their hopes. With most decisions now online, there is less warning of what to expect on notification day. But whether […]

College Goals Presentations 2020 – Paris & London

It’s that time of year again! College Goals’ university admission counsellors Andrea van Niekerk and Karen Wehr will travel to Paris and London in March to offer presentations about the American university admission process, with special attention to how to develop a strong US university application. Given the demands of the American university application process, […]

Announcing Karen Wehr, New College Goals’ Counselor

COLLEGE GOALS is pleased and proud to announce that Karen Wehr has joined our team of dedicated higher education counselors and is already accepting students and families into her counseling practice. Karen brings with her seven years of admission counseling experience at Brown University, where she worked in the Alumni College Advising program, which has […]

High School Course Selection

From the Desk of Andrea van Niekerk, College Admission Counselor….. As an admission officer at a very selective college, perhaps the most common question I had to field was this: “Will colleges care more about my grades or about the rigor of my course load?” At colleges such as Brown, with ludicrously low admit rates, […]

Going Off to College

With no test preparation, college applications or school schedules to worry about, the summer after senior year is a wonderful moment of liberation! Thinking about the adventure ahead fills students – and their parents – with excitement and joy, but also more than a twinge of anxiety! What follows, therefore, are a few pointers to […]

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