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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.”
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.
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.
Chicago High Schooler Pulls Scholarly Sweep, Gets Accepted to 6 Ivy League Colleges
“This year marks yet another year of historic lows in Ivy League acceptance rates — especially with top Ivy League colleges at a record 3 percent to 4 percent admit rate,” Christopher Rim, CEO of the education consulting company Command Education, told The New York Post.
Soaring cost of college; Some parents spending $750K on helping kids get into college
Christopher Rim, CEO of Command Education, join Brian Sullivan host of “Last Call” on CNBC to discuss the soaring demand for his business — getting kids into top-tier colleges.
‘Ivy Day’ 2023 results are in: Ivy League acceptance rates set record low
“This year marks yet another year of historic lows in Ivy League acceptance rates — especially with top Ivy League colleges at a record 3% to 4% admit rate,” Christopher Rim, founder and CEO of Command Education, based in the West Village in New York City, told the Post.
Parents Are Paying Consultants $750,000 to Get Kids Into Ivy League Schools
“Tuition and cost of attendance is not just going up at Ivy League and competitive schools, it’s going up everywhere,” said Christopher Rim, the CEO of college consulting firm Command Education. “If a Rolls-Royce and a Toyota are the exact same price, which one would you want?”
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.″
What is ‘Ivy Day?’ Your guide to elite college admissions’ big day
You may recall eagerly checking the mailbox during your senior year in high school to see if you were accepted to one or more of your top colleges. For the elite waiting to hear back from prestigious Ivy League schools, the preparation began long before many of us were even thinking about school.
These days, the nail-biting remains the same, though the big reveal now takes place in cyberspace, and all on March 30, aka “Ivy Day.”
Best Scholarship Websites of 2023
Even the best student loans and other financial aid items don’t always provide enough to cover all the costs of college. Scholarships are a great way to bridge the gap, with no obligation to repay the money. Finding scholarships you qualify for can be difficult. But there are several great scholarship websites that can help you do it.
Demand for private schools soars as more wealthy families move to South Florida
“This was purely driven by my clients’ needs,” he said. “The clients I worked with in New York and San Francisco decided to relocate to Miami and Miami Beach.”
Schools have become impossible to get into due to increased competition and limited seating – even for parents willing to pay more than $50,000 a year in tuition and donations, Rim said.
Deferred from early admission colleges? Here’s what to do next
Many students assume that when they press “submit” on their ED and EA applications, they absolve themselves from worrying about grades. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
British Students Tired of UK’s Rigid System Flock to US Colleges
The efforts have paid off. US college consultants report double-digit increases in interest from British students over the past five years. New York-based consultancy Command Education has seen a five-fold increase in inquiries in that timeframe.
How to prepare for the competitive world of Ivy League admissions
Preparing to apply to Ivy League and other top schools is a daunting process for students and parents alike. The admissions process is becoming increasingly selective — Harvard and Columbia universities admitted record-low percentages of applicants (both less than 4%) into the class of 2026.
What Students Should Know About SAT Prep Classes
Let’s say your classmate has similar extracurriculars, similar grades and letters of recommendation, but one has a test score and the other doesn’t,” says Christopher Rim, CEO and founder of Command Education, an admissions consulting company. “Who is going to get in? The student who has the stronger test score. It’s less of a risk for the colleges.”
This 27-Year-Old Yale Alum Has a College Prep Company With a 100% Harvard Acceptance Rate. Here’s How He Does It — and How Much It Costs.
“In order to get into an Ivy League school, it’s about having a singular hook,” Christopher Rim, the 27-year-old founder and CEO of education and admission consultancy Command Education, tells Entrepreneur.
Why Are More and More Northern Kids Heading South For College?
Christopher Rim, founder and CEO of Command Education, an independent college consulting company with offices in New York and Miami, says that a family with children at the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan recently shifted their focus away from schools like Stanford, Duke, and Georgetown to Washington University in St. Louis, Emory, and SMU. “They say they want a school where ‘You see a sense of community and where you’re really able to have debates and have conversations with opposing viewpoints and not be canceled,’ ” says Rim
The Benefits of AP and IB Foreign Language Courses
“I always tell students foreign language is the way to go,” says Christopher Rim, CEO and founder of Command Education, an education and admissions consulting company. “When students are applying to colleges, top-tier schools …