Harvard, Berkeley, or Bust: An Insider’s Guide to Highly Competitive Admissions

What do the nation's most selective universities really look for? Are they right for your teen? And if so, how can you help your teen get in? Join former admissions officers from Cornell and the George Washington University, on Tuesday, June 18 at 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET to find out!

Is your teen seeking admission to the Ivy League, MIT, or other highly esteemed-colleges?

Securing acceptance to top-ranked schools can often be a confusing, stressful process. What do they really care about? Stellar grades? Top test scores? A long list of extracurricular activities? All three?? And more importantly, are these universities actually the right fit for your teen?

Join former admissions officers from Cornell and the George Washington University, Meredith and Rahsaan, for exclusive advice to uncover how your student can distinguish themselves from other applicants and secure admission into these sought-after campuses. 

In this session, you'll discover:

  • The qualities admission officers look for in applicants. 
  • What institutional priorities mean and how they can influence your student’s application.
  • How to make your teen's application stand out amidst the competition.


Register now to gain the knowledge to support your teen's goals and aspirations!

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Your Speakers

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Meredith Graham

Former Cornell University Associate Director of Admissions & Collegewise Counselor

Meredith spent seven years as an associate director of admissions at Cornell University. She also earned a master’s degree in higher education and worked as an academic advisor at Purdue, all after studying chemistry at The College of Wooster. A scientist and a counselor at heart, Meredith is the author of the Collegewise publication STEM’s Many Branches: College Planning for Students Considering Majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 

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Rahsaan Burroughs

Former The George Washington University Associate Director of Admission & Collegewise Counselor

Rahsaan’s career in admissions began at his alma mater, The College of William & Mary, where he served as an admissions intern. Since then, he has spent over 15 years evaluating more than 17,000 applications during his tenure at The George Washington University. As the Associate Director of Admissions at George Washington, Rahsaan served as co-chair of the admissions committee, conducted thousands of interviews, spoke nationally about how student athletes can balance athletic recruitment with the admissions process, conducted financial aid workshops, and managed and trained more than 20 admissions directors.

About Collegewise

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Collegewise empowers students academically and relieves parents of their project management duties through our personalized counseling and tutoring programs. 

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