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    On behalf of AdmissionsConsultants, Sara Hernandez will be available to answer questions and offer insight into the college admissions process. Sara has five years of full-time admissions committee experience, and all of it has been at the undergraduate level. During this time, she has literally made accept, reject or waitlist decisions on tens of thousands of applications. Her experience has encompassed a variety of colleges across the country. Most of the colleges Sara has worked for have had a selective admissions policy. Over the past two years, Sara has served Cornell University as the Assistant Director of Admissions. She now assists college applicants for AdmissionsConsultants.

    Best of luck with your college applications!

    David Petersam
    President
    AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.

    AdmissionsConsultants: Admissions committee experience from the top colleges

    AdmissionsConsultants is a comprehensive admissions consultancy that has been helping its clients gain admission into their top-choice colleges for over 7 years. All of our consultants have reviewed applications, conducted admissions interviews, and made accept/reject/waitlist decisions for the top colleges. We have a thorough understanding of the admissions process and know exactly what you need to do to maximize your chances. We work one on one with our clients to provide them with the highest possible level of service. In addition to essay editing services, we also consult our clients on admissions assessments, school selection, admissions strategies, essay topic selection, interview preparation, letters of reference, pre admissions action plans, and more.

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    #25931

    computermom
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    Dear Admissions Consultants:
    I would like some advice. We have a high school senior applying to college now. She is enrolled in a top boarding school and does lots of community service and is in a leadership position there and has won a prestigious award because of this. She has been on term abroad to Italy and also taken summer courses at a college in Switzerland.She has had summer jobs in a medical office and worked for the school’s phonathon. She plays piano and flute for recreation. She has taken rigorous courses,GPA 3.4 nonweighted, 3.7 or greater weighted, is an AP scholar with Honors, a PSAT commended student, SAT combined of 1310. SAT II tests were 650 Math, 640 Writing, 640 Latin. Who’s Who among High School Students also. She does very well on interviews, personality is exceptional, beautiful also. Recommendations anticipated are glowing. She is contemplating early admission to Yale or Penn. Are both long shots, should she take it, and so forth?

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    sarahernandez
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    Dear CompterMom,

    Your daughter seems like a very well-rounded young lady and I am sure she will have many options available to her for her undergraduate college education. Although the information you provided me was helpful, it is not enough for me to determine how competitive your daughter actually will be for admissions at either Yale or Penn.

    For example, in the admissions process it is very important to know the story behind the student’s GPA…What courses were available to the student, did s/he take the most competitive ones available, how did s/he perform in comparrison to his or her classmates. Considering the average quantitative profiles of admitted students to Yale and Penn, I think both may be reach schools for your daughter…Yale more than Penn. However, if your daughter identifies one of these schools (or any school for that matter) as her number one choice, she should seriously consider applying early action (as in the case of Yale) or early decision (as in the case of Penn.) Early decision programs are binding; therefore, by applying early decision to a school, the student makes it clear to the admissions committee that s/he is willing to commit to attending the institution if admitted.

    Helping students build the most competitive applications possible is central to the mission of AdmissionsConsultants. If you would be interested in arranging a personal consultation for your daughter, please visit us at http://www.admissionsconsultants.com.

    AdmissionsConsultants
    703.242.5885

    #26211

    I am ‘bumping’ this thread and I kindly ask you to post any questions for Sara here. This will help her quickly identify when her expertise is being requested and save her from reading through the many other topics in this section.

    Thanks,

    David Petersam

    AdmissionsConsultants
    703.242.5885

    #26382

    dis.funk.sh.null
    Participant

    Hi Sara,

    I am live in Canada and wanted to pursue an MBA via distance learning in the USA. I was wondering if you give me information on some regionally accredited MBA programs that are not very expensive since I will have to finance my tuition myself and am a bit low on cash. Also, if DETC accredited universities are the only choice I have for cheaper programs, how useful would they be in Canada.

    I thank you for your time.

    #26386

    sarahernandez
    Participant

    Please post your question on the Ask AdmissionsConsultants thread in the MBA section.

    Take Care,

    Sara

    Hi Sara,

    I am live in Canada and wanted to pursue an MBA via distance learning in the USA. I was wondering if you give me information on some regionally accredited MBA programs that are not very expensive since I will have to finance my tuition myself and am a bit low on cash. Also, if DETC accredited universities are the only choice I have for cheaper programs, how useful would they be in Canada.

    I thank you for your time.

    #26399

    Hi Jing and thanks for your inquiry.

    I know I responded earlier, but apparently it was after our old ISP last backed up their files. You will need to post your MBA related questions in the MBA section of this website. If you would like a response from us, we ask that you post it in the Ask AdmissionsConsultants thread in the MBA section.

    Best regards,

    David Petersam
    DPetersam@admissionsconsultants.com

    AdmissionsConsultants
    703.242.5885

    #26402

    nidmen
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    I am a freshman in college and am wanting to continue into medical school after completing my undergraduate studies. I just finished my first semester and am very disappointed with the results that I received, two C’s in Biology and Calculas. Although I hate finding excuses for this, I must say that I was/am psychologically unfit. I was going through depression. I am working on improving myself during Winter Break but even so, have I blown my chances of getting into medical school now? Please me honest.

    #26425

    sarahernandez
    Participant

    Hello and thank you for you inquiry.

    You will need to post your medical school related questions in the medical school section of this website. If you would like a response from a member of the AdmissionsConsultants staff, you will need to post your question on the “Ask AdmissionsConsultants” thread in the medical school section.

    Take Care,
    Sara Hernandez

    AdmissionsConsultants
    703.242.5885

    #26448

    pr1982
    Participant

    Hello Sara!

    I was hoping you could give me some advice concering admissions to Mcintire, the college of commerce at UVA. I am attending a community college in VA right now and, from what I understand, we have a good amount of students that transfer into Mcintire at the beginning of their third yr. I was hoping you could give me an idea on how competitive current admissions into Mcintire are and how you feel I need to perform academically in order to be accepted. I have tons of extracurricular activities and experiences to satisfy their need to know more about my maturity, leadership, discipline, work experience and etc. So in that sense, I feel very comfortable. I am hispanic and to my understanding that may work in my favor slightly but I suppose we couldn’t count on that too much. Thank you for taking your time to answer my question and I hope you are having a wonderful year.

    Jeremy Alexander

    #26468

    sarahernandez
    Participant

    Hello Jeremy,

    I apologize for not replying sooner. It sounds like you are on the right track of becoming a competitive transfer applicant to McIntire. I recommend that you check out McIntire’s FAQ’s about admissions at the following link: http://www.commerce.virginia.edu/admissions/undergraduate/faq.html

    I also recommend that you contact the admissions office at McIntire to find out if your present academic curriculum at the community college is appropriate. Besides maintaining your extracurricular activities, you should concentrate on your academic performance. Also, keep in mind that your prospective admissions to McIntire will largely depend on how you present yourself to the admissions committee via your application.

    Please feel free to contact AdmissionsConsultants should you wish to have one-on-one assistance with your application process.

    Take Care,

    Sara

    AdmissionsConsultants
    703.242.5885

    #26521

    Luce
    Participant

    Hey,
    I am currently a junior in high school and I think I may be going a little nuts over all the colleges and choices to make. I’m sure others just like me are too, though. I recently received information about Duke University through the mail and just now realized how prestigious it is…after I fell in love with it. I don’t think I would get accepted there. So I was planning way ahead. I want to be a psychiatrist so I figure it’s not really important where I go to do my pre-med. What type of scores (MCATs) should I receive in whatever college I choose to go to in order to make it into Duke’s medical school? I know I probably shouldn’t be worrying about this YET but I can’t help it. Thank you in advance.

    #26525

    Stitches63
    Participant

    hi sara
    i’m looking to transfer from Marist College to Mercyhurst College. I have a 3.3 GPA at Marist and work full time. i took about a year and a half off between high school and college and have only (after 2 years of part time) been able to become a sophomore there. I am very serious about Mercyhurst and want i want to do with the rest of my life. Do i stand a chance of being accepted?
    i have two bad grades on my record due to personal issues and horrible teachers- i retook both classes and got an A and B in them but those two original grades are still on my transcript… will this effect my chances? i made dean’s list the one semester that i was full time with a 3.5
    i have plenty of references from teachers and am writing my personal statement right now.. i’ve also visited the college twice and spoke to an admission councelor who was anything but helpful. he gave me the impression that anyone can get into the school btu another counselor told me otherwise…
    any advice on my chances?
    Thanks again

    oh yeah and my sat scores are not great and my ACT score is ok. my high school years were spent working, not focusing on school but i still maintained a B average

    #26528

    sarahernandez
    Participant

    Hello Luce,

    You are not alone…many high school students find the whole college selection and application process overwhelming. Your success during your undergraduate years will really help determine how competitive you will be for admission to medical school. Although it is great to start looking at medical schools you would like to pursue in the future, right now you should really focus on where you would like to do your undergraduate work. You should look for schools that will “fit” you well by providing you with your ideal academic and social environment. As you start your search, make sue to pay particular attention to the strength of each college’s science, research, and service programs as well as the rates as at which their students are admitted into medical school.

    Please feel free to contact AdmissionsConsultants should you wish to have one-on-one assistance with your college search and application process.

    Take Care,

    Sara

    AdmissionsConsultants
    703.242.5885

    #26530

    sarahernandez
    Participant

    Dear “Stitches”

    I think that the admission committee will recognize the progress you have made. You will need to make sure that your application is well organized and very informative to make it as competitive as possible. You may want to write a supplemental essay explaining your situation, why you received those two bad grades, and how you have overcome these challenges. In addition, be sure to ask for letters of recommendation from faculty that know you well and can provide you with a strong and thoughtful recommendation.

    Please feel free to contact AdmissionsConsultants should you wish to have one-on-one assistance with your Mercyhurst application.

    Take Care,
    Sara

    AdmissionsConsultants
    703.242.5885

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