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College consultants reveal their top tips to gain Ivy League admission

College consultants reveal their top tips to gain Ivy League admission

College admissions consultants share their top tips for gaining admission to Ivy League schools. They emphasize the importance of starting early, showcasing a specialized hook or passion, and crafting a compelling personal statement. Consultants advise students to cultivate relationships with teachers and school counselors for strong letters of recommendation.

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Some Schools See Opening in Affirmative-Action Ruling

Some Schools See Opening in Affirmative-Action Ruling

Within an hour of the decision, Asian-American clients began calling Christopher Rim, founder and CEO of Command Education in New York, which counsels students for college admissions.

Rim said the first call came from a Korean-American student who said he wanted to broaden his list of schools to include some in the Ivy League—a range he had previously not thought he would try.

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Constant feedback in the workplace helps everyone up their game

Constant feedback in the workplace helps everyone up their game

“Feedback is not helpful when it is neither action-oriented nor constructive,” said Christopher Rim, CEO and founder of Midtown-based Command Education, an education and admissions consultancy. “As a manager, you cannot request feedback from an employee if you aren’t willing or prepared to do something about it, as it will create situations that are more frustrating for everyone if there is no follow-through.”

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I charge over $500,000 to help kids get into Ivy League schools. For some students, my support starts in middle school.

I charge over $500,000 to help kids get into Ivy League schools. For some students, my support starts in middle school.

When you run a boutique college-consulting firm like mine, you get used to urgent, last-minute requests.

The son of one of my clients — a 10th grader from New York City — texted me at 11 p.m. on Memorial Day. He said, “Chris, I have a final tomorrow. I need a math tutor.”

Even though it was late at night and a holiday, I got a math teacher ready for the student by 11:30 p.m. They had a 1 ½ -hour class and logged off at 1 a.m.

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9 College Application Tasks for the Summer Before Senior Year

9 College Application Tasks for the Summer Before Senior Year

Your essays should highlight unique traits or accomplishments that help differentiate your application from others, says Christopher Rim, CEO of Command Education. “You want to be able to write about in these essays what you’ve done in the past, what you’ve done during school, what you did the summer before. That’s what’s really important.”

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Manhattanites bring their private school blood sport to Miami

Manhattanites bring their private school blood sport to Miami

Such wealth has a gravitational pull. Christopher Rim is the founder of Command Education, a firm that advises families on college admissions — often beginning in middle school. Two years ago he followed his clients from Manhattan to Miami. “It was a group of parents who said, ‘Chris, come here! Help us. We’ll make it worth your while,’” he recalls.

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College Decision Day is coming up: Here’s what to know before choosing a school

College Decision Day is coming up: Here’s what to know before choosing a school

As National College Decision Day looms, some college-bound seniors face a difficult decision due to record-breaking numbers of applications pushing acceptance rates to all-time lows. Experts suggest considering other schools that may be a better fit in terms of cost, academics, and campus life, and to keep an open mind. If waitlisted, seniors should write a letter of continued interest to the college and provide an update that highlights their recent accomplishments. It’s important to consider the amount of aid available as some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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On ‘Ivy Day,’ college hopefuls hear from Harvard, Princeton — but here’s the school more students want to attend

On ‘Ivy Day,’ college hopefuls hear from Harvard, Princeton — but here’s the school more students want to attend

This can also serve as an important lesson for future applicants, according to Christopher Rim, president and CEO of Command Education. “It’s not just about having top grades and test scores,” he said.

″Decision letters from top schools are a reminder of the importance of crafting a balanced college list, honing their interests to convey a singularity of focus, and starting early in the process.″

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