Look for common interests or professional connections. But be careful with how much you divulge during the interview and keep it professional, Tipograph says. After the interview, it’s standard to send a thank you note within 24 hours.
While the scandal is an extreme example of how competitive and high-stakes the admissions process can be, we asked current college students for honest advice on how to make the most of your decision and your college experience. Claire, a sophomore at NYU, recommends not limiting yourself when it comes to choosing a college. While it’s a good idea to look for schools that are reaches, safeties, and a few in between, applying to too many can lead to a stressful admissions process, says Yasmeen, a sophomore at NYU.
A former college admissions officer says college scandal is the "most extreme example of the lengths people are willing to go."
The college application process – when you have to decipher financial aid forms, search for scholarships, and take standardized tests – is stressful for families. With news of the biggest college admissions scandal breaking this week, many students and parents across the country are no doubt even more disheartened. On average, students apply to four schools and get accepted to three, according to a study from Niche.com. This year, 19.9 million students are enrolled in a college or university.