28
Nov

Three Reasons Why Indian High School Students (and Their Parents) Shouldn’t Worry About Pre-Boards

By Benjamin P. Stern, founder and CEO. I recently came across the following post by a high school student from India in a Facebook group I’m a member of: I have SAT coming and pre-boards and of course, boards. … I sleep for 3 hours per day and because of that my productivity is being … Continue reading Three Reasons Why Indian High School Students (and Their Parents) Shouldn’t Worry About Pre-Boards

Preview of Ben Stern's IvyAchievement International Admissions and Financial Aid Guide
27
Sep

Introducing Ben Stern’s IvyAchievement International Financial Aid and Admissions Guide

Click here to view Ben Stern’s newly released IvyAchievement International Financial Aid and Admissions Guide!  Data includes: College city and state Number of undergraduates Percent of undergraduates who are international students Fixed costs (tuition, fees, room & board) without aid Financial aid policy (need-blind with full need met, need-based only, merit-based only, both need-based and merit-based, … Continue reading Introducing Ben Stern’s IvyAchievement International Financial Aid and Admissions Guide

DPS RK Puram
12
Apr

IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants Part III: Indian High School

The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants is meant for college admissions professionals, Indian parents and students, high-school counselors, and anyone curious about how and why Indian students come to the United States and Canada. It contains material already familiar to each audience, but from the perspective of an American counselor who has spent a great … Continue reading IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants Part III: Indian High School

25
Mar

The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants: Part II

About this Guide The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants is meant for college admissions professionals, Indian parents and students, high-school counselors, and anyone curious about how and why Indian students come to the United States and Canada. It contains material already familiar to each audience, but from the perspective of an American counselor who has … Continue reading The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants: Part II

In November 2016, Delhi suffered some of the worst smog in its history.
17
Mar

Heat and Smog: the IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants, Part I

About this Guide The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants is meant for college admissions professionals, Indian parents and students, high-school counselors, and anyone curious about how and why Indian students come to the United States and Canada. It contains material already familiar to each audience, but from the perspective of an American counselor who has … Continue reading Heat and Smog: the IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants, Part I

SAT test dates have changed for international students
28
Feb

International SAT test dates and ACT test dates: important information

Looking for international ACT test dates or international SAT test dates? We have them here! Score release dates will be added when they become available. Important update: the SAT will be given internationally only four times in the next calendar year: May, October, December, and March. The June and November College Board administrations will be … Continue reading International SAT test dates and ACT test dates: important information

14
Feb

The 2017-2018 Common App Essay Prompts: An Expert Guide

  Gregg Prigerson & Benjamin P. Stern Gregg Prigerson has served as Assistant Director of Admission at Stanford University, Auburn University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Miami. Benjamin P. Stern is the founder and CEO of IvyAchievement. Both have read thousands of Common App essays and helped hundreds of students with them. … Continue reading The 2017-2018 Common App Essay Prompts: An Expert Guide

ACT scores for UIUC applications from India
07
Feb

How competitive is UIUC computer science admission? A quantitative study of Indian applicants

Benjamin P. Stern Founder & CEO, IvyAchievement Jump to: Data collection Test scores are important for UIUC admissions UIUC computer science admissions statistics Non-CS applications at UIUC UIUC CS+X admissions Conclusion Introduction The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is the flagship state school of Illinois, the fifth-most populous state of the United States. With an overall … Continue reading How competitive is UIUC computer science admission? A quantitative study of Indian applicants

United States Capitol Building with flag
03
Feb

The International Students’ Guide to American Politics and News: Part I

Part I: Primer on American Law and Politics for International Students Benjamin P. Stern, Esq. Founder & CEO, IvyAchievement Member, New York State Bar and United States Courts for the Eastern District and Southern District of New York As a lawyer, the founder of an university admissions consulting company that has served dozens of international students, … Continue reading The International Students’ Guide to American Politics and News: Part I

18
Jan

Letter to Class of 2021: Prepare for War

Because you’re entering a war zone, we have prepared a commencement speech for you and the rest of Class of 2021. Don’t stop reading – this is important.   Firstly, congratulations to our clients who got into their dream school this week! Needless to say, our clients are amongst the top of their class and … Continue reading Letter to Class of 2021: Prepare for War