We’d like to congratulate this year’s seniors on graduating and getting accepted into top-notch schools! Despite the turbulent year, our students overcame the challenges of distance learning and turned their struggles into opportunities for growth.
This past year’s college application cycle was one of the toughest in recent memory, with top universities publishing historically low acceptance rates. For example, with an acceptance rate of 18.3%, UC Berkeley’s Class of 2021 faced the most selective application cycle to date. Other prominent universities also had record low acceptance rates–Princeton (6.1%), Columbia (5.8%), and UCLA (16.1%).
Application pools also rose to historical records during this past cycle. Many universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC posted over 20% increases in the number of applications received.
We’re happy to announce that our students enrolled in the following universities and programs for Fall 2021.
A.M. – Princeton
T.D. – Claremont McKenna
T.C. – UC Berkeley
G.L. – UC Berkeley
M.O. – Columbia University
J.B. – UC Santa Barbara, College of Arts
L.V. – UC Berkeley
J.W. – University of Southern California, Pre-Med
E.B. – UC Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Davis
University of Colorado, Boulder
San Diego State University
University of British Columbia
University of Portland
University of Texas, Austin
University of Washington
University of Oregon
Total amount of scholarships offered: $347,000
Applying to colleges can be stressful to say the least, especially now with changing application requirements. How do you even begin? When do you get started?
With college admissions becoming increasingly competitive, we recommend that students get started on the process in the ninth grade. This way planning for extracurricular activities, courses, and test prep can begin as soon as possible. Early on, it’s important to think about the student’s long-term goals: where does the student want to go to school, and which majors does the student have in mind? It’s crucial to tailor extracurriculars and courses to these preferences. With planning and goal-setting, students can reduce stress and get ahead of the competition.
Some students need extra support though, and that’s okay. That’s why we guide our students through every step of the college application process. We’re here to help when you need us.