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August 9, 2019

So happy to announce that I have earned the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP). It's the highest level of professional certification for college admissions counselors and educational consultants. The stringent application requirements include a Master’s...

August 8, 2019

This year, I'd begun to worry about the job prospects for those who are not naturally gifted in the skills required for STEM fields. It didn't seem right that my students who have strong abstract critical thinking skills about ideas rather than numbers should be shut o...

March 8, 2019

I attended NJ ACAC's (Association of College admissions Counselors) "College Admission in the 2020's-A Look Ahead" on Tuesday.  The projections held both optimism and unpredictability. But Rob Franek of Princeton Review made a great point about how juniors and seniors...

February 10, 2019

Dr. Bernstein's method is valuable for anyone coping with stress! Yes, it will help your kids-but it will help you support them by putting the college process and testing into perspective for all.

Morning Coffee with Dr. Ben Bernstein 

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November 29, 2018

What makes UCLA  such a draw for students from all over the world? (It's 12% international.) Those who are lucky enough to be admitted (17%), almost always stay-UCLA has one of the highest college retention rates in the world. 

Bruin Pride is ju...

November 25, 2018

This ranked list is based on a 2018 nationwide survey of IECA member Independent Educational Consultants

Just as every college is different, so too, are the criteria and priorities for evaluation in each college’s admission process. In fact, one of the great advantages...

November 19, 2018

SIX COLLEGE VISITS, TEN-COLLEGE SPEED DATING, AND MUCH MORE-

Much info to come about my college visits, so here are ten colleges' presentations, four minutes each:

DICKINSON-4 years beautiful on-campus residences; top international relations program; 70% ED acceptance.

GE...

September 13, 2018

I have mixed feelings about standardized testing. I disagree with the use of GPA as the only measure of a student's college readiness or academic ability, yet sympathize with strong students who are victims of test anxiety. In this article for the Independent Education...

August 13, 2018

Yes, an anecdote about your son's positive impact on a kid, or a story about having to leave his comfort zone at his summer camp counseling job makes a better  college essay than how well he did in the stock market, the DECA competition, or debate team. The purpose of...