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So, classes have ended for the term..we will resume 2nd Saturday in January.

Will the office be closed? No. We will remain open till December 23. We will reopen Dec 27th thru December 30, 2023.

Then Happy New Year wishes, goodbye to 2023 and hello 2024.

Of course, we will still be consulting, registering and setting up new classes.


We are going to be investing our students' time in doing more research to impress college admissions. It is like writing an excellent essay that exposes the student better.

We are also going to introduce more of AI in our college planning.

New York City will see a grand expansion of Versan.

We are partnering with those smart tech guys in India and doing more personalized digital testing for SAT. Teachers to be trained during the Christmas season for the new cohort in January.

I am terribly excited about 2024. It is also my year of the we pull out all the stops!


I am usually the Grinch about Christmas, so I wish everyone, Happy Holidays. Happy Hanukkah, love Diwali, Chinese New Year, all African celebrations, and all others I have missed, Season's Greetings!

The blog takes a break, but comes roaring back early January.

Blessings to all our readers...

We will update the acceptance list, fear not.

See you in 2024. Thanks for being great students and parents.


Early Decision I Update

Dear Sandra, I hope you are well and that the fall semester has been kind to you and your colleagues. I write with an update on our Early Decision I round, which I hope will be helpful to you as you counsel your students. ED I applicants will be notified of our decisions via their Applicant Status Portal tomorrow evening, December 5. Admitted students with United States permanent mailing addresses will also receive notification in the mail. Admitted students with permanent addresses overseas, and those not earning admission, will receive electronic notification only. The Early Decision I applicant pool at Boston College remains strong. From a pool of more than 2,800, we expect to welcome approximately 960 students via EDI, including 115 students who matched with Boston College via QuestBridge. Admitted students hail from 45 US states, 3 territories, and 32 countries. Given the timing of the FAFSA Simplification Act implementation, students admitted to Boston College through Early Decision I and II will receive tentative aid awards based on our review of their CSS Profile. Awards amounts will be accurate, but will lack specific funding sources until students complete the FAFSA. Boston College will then provide detailed financial aid awards by April 1, 2024. We invite you to learn more here. The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program selection process is underway for all students who applied by the November 1 Priority Scholarship Deadline. In mid-January, we will notify 65-70 students of their status as finalists; the remaining students will be notified of our admission decisions in March. As a reminder, our deadline for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants is January 2nd. Please note that Regular Decision candidates who wish to convert their applications to ED II should contact us via email ( by Friday, January 5. I will be back in touch with you in early February with an update on our Early Decision II results. Until then, on behalf of the Office of Undergraduate Admission, I wish you a happy, healthy, and restful holiday season. Sincerely, Amy Chung Associate Director Office of Undergraduate Admission


Dear Sandra, Did you know that any student who applies for financial aid from WashU is given a fee waiver on their admission application? That's only one of the ways WashU is improving access and affordability for all students. Let us tell you more:

Please share this information with your students who may be interested in joining our community and encourage them to learn more about affordability at WashU. If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact our Student Financial Services team at, 314-935-5900, or 888-547-6670—we are here to help!


Dear Sandra,

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our institutions. We look forward to seeing you at the Conversations Across the Desk: ED Outcomes and What Comes Next on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

Click here to join the event: Access Webinar. We will also send you a reminder with the access link the day before the event.

During the program we will focus on providing updates from our institutions and answering your questions!

Please email me at with any updates to your registration or questions about the event.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Rachelle Ehrman

Associate Dean of Admission

Claremont McKenna College

Office of Admission


Do you have a fashion-mad teenager at home? This summer we are offering our 15 to 18 year olds a wonderful new Career Insights course in Fashion & Design in New York City!

From sketching and fabric selection to garment construction and presentation, participants will gain hands-on experience in various aspects of the design process. These project-based sessions will challenge participants to think outside the box, push their creative boundaries, and develop innovative solutions for an expert fashion & design style.

There will be industry workshops led by renowned professionals and experts in the fashion and design industry from the exciting fashion districts of New York. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of fashion trends, marketing strategies, and how to create a cohesive and sustainable brand identity.

Through an immersive experience that goes beyond the classroom, participants will have the chance to visit prominent fashion houses, explore textile factories, and witness the creative process firsthand. These field trips and hands-on experiences will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the fashion and design industry.

Participants will also have the privilege to hear first-hand stories of success, gain valuable advice, and learn about the ups and downs of a career in fashion and design. Our guest speakers will include the likes of fashion designers, entrepreneurs, fashion journalists, and influencers who have made a mark in the industry.

As well as working hard on our career programmes, students will experience the social side of New York City, from award-winning musicals, indoor skate-parks and museum trips to outdoor cinema and unique pop-up events, students will have a fantastic time.We still have places left on our Sydney programme which is taking place in the New Year from January 3 -14, 2024.

With courses now open to 13 to 18 year olds in Business Management, Creative Writing, Engineering, International Relations, Medicine, Psychology and Veterinary Studies, there really is something for everyone!


UBC info session for your students

Saludos de UBC!

The 2023-2024 UBC application season is in full swing, and I'm excited to share that my colleague and I are hosting a virtual UBC session on Thursday, December 7 at 4:00pm PT (6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST).

UBC advisors will highlight what makes UBC a top post-secondary destination as well as walk students through the application process. Secondary students of all grade levels are welcome to attend!

I hope this event can serve your students well as they prepare to submit their applications, or learn more about UBC. Would you be able to distribute the attached poster to your students? They can register in advance for this session:

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out should you have questions!

Kind regards, Natalie Natalie Armendariz (She/her/hers) Associate International Student Recruiter & Advisor The University of British Columbia Vancouver campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory |

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