Ongoing discussion about college choices and real-time admissions decisions by undergraduate applicants

Join THE online discussion for undergraduate applicants to the US, Canada and UK!

Share your college choices and admissions status and see how you measure up to other students who are targeting the same schools. Have they applied for Early Action/Early Decision or Regular Decision? What are their test scores and extracurricular activities? What are popular majors? Has anyone received an interview invite from your dream school?

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Undergraduate applicants share their profiles, college choices and real-time admissions decisions anonymously.

Applying to undergraduate programs in the US, Canada and UK? We invite you to share your profile, program choices and decisions anonymously. Follow admissions decisions from other undergraduate applicants. Which countries and colleges are they targeting? How many are applying for undergraduate programs in STEM? What are other popular majors? What kind of scores have they achieved on standardized tests? Have they applied Early Decision or Regular Decision? Has anyone received an interview invite?

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The fundamental role of independent educational consultants is to help students explore college opportunities and find the right place for them to succeed academically and socially. IECs don’t get students admitted—they help students demonstrate why they deserve to be admitted at appropriately chosen schools. They help students find colleges they might not have heard of—often out of their region—and they help students put their best foot forward.

Here are 5 things families should consider when looking to hire an IEC:

  1. Does the IEC belong to a professional association such as IECA with established and rigorous standards for membership?
  2. Do not trust any offers of guaranteed admission to a school or a certain minimum dollar value in scholarships.
  3. Ensure that the IEC adheres to the ethical guidelines for private counseling established by IECA.
  4. Find an IEC that visits college, school, and program campuses and meets with admissions representatives regularly in order to keep up with new trends, academic changes and evolving campus cultures.
  5. Do they attend professional conferences or training workshops on a regular basis to keep up with regional and national trends and changes in the law?