The admission process at highly ranked colleges is getting more competitive every year, and the top 20 colleges in the country now have an average acceptance rate below 12%. In this stream, Alexandra Johnson, Duke alum and experienced college advisor, will walk through everything you need to do in high school to gain admission to top colleges, and what the application process looks like at these schools.
Alexandra will also discuss academics and course selection, the optimal standardized test strategy, the development of an extracurricular profile (and the best alternatives in a world of social distancing). Finally, Alexandra will review the applications process at top colleges, including the strategy around your early application, as well as maximizing your essays and alumni interviews.
We'll also open up the floor for a Q&A session to answer any and all questions about elite college admissions.
My name is Alex, and I would be thrilled to help you with the college application process! I graduated from Duke University with degrees in Public Policy and French and am now a law student at Wake Forest University. I have been working with students throughout the college application process for the last six years, and I love seeing students grow in their confidence and writing abilities! I'm originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and I'm a huge college basketball fan. I even slept in a tent for a month with 11 other people to get into the Duke-UNC basketball game. Also, during college, I raised a puppy named Franco to become a service dog through Canine Companions for Independence. I would love to work with you to make your college applications process as easy and fun as possible!
I'm currently accepting new clients for the 2023-2024 application cycle.