Director of IvySelect College Consulting Quoted on Early Admission Trends

Michael Goran, Director of IvySelect College Consulting, shares early admission insights with Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University newspapers.

Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 2013 --( Michael Goran shares admissions insights with Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University newspapers.

Three major college newspapers recently quoted private college consultant Michael Goran, Director of IvySelect College Consulting, on this year’s Early Admission and Early Decision trends.

In an article on Early Admission published in Harvard University’s The Crimson, Michael Goran of IvySelect points out the information gap regarding the early options. According to Goran, among high-income students, “there is almost universal awareness of an early process” while lower-income applicants lack information about this admissions opportunity.

Yet despite this gap, the number of early applicants to Ivy League and highly competitive schools continues to climb. Asked to comment on the 6.6% growth of Early Decision applicants to his alma mater, University of Pennsylvania for The Daily Pennsylvanian, Goran attributes the rise to “greater international awareness of Penn as well as a trend for students to apply early…in order to increase their chances of admission.”

In an interview with The Daily Northwestern about Northwestern University’s 14% increase in Early Decision applications, Goran sees a similar trend with expanded recognition for Northwestern as a “true national and international university” contributing to “its rise in applications.”

According to Goran, “Early Decision, Single Choice Early Action, and, in some cases, Early Action applications to Ivy League and Top Colleges can help students gain an edge in the admissions process, but it’s not for everyone. For Early Decision, you need to be 100% sure of your choice and for Early Action your applications have to be ready to meet the deadline.”

Michael Goran
Founder, Director and Lead Educational Consultant
IvySelect College Consulting

About IvySelect
IvySelect is one of the world’s top college consulting firms, offering unsurpassed assistance to high-ability students, student-athletes, and others seeking admission to Ivy League, elite and top 100 colleges. An IvySelect college counselor can help you elevate your profile and maximize your competitiveness in the admissions process to highly selective universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. With a decade-long track record of college consulting and client admissions to top schools, IvySelect offers the vital expertise you need to help you navigate the college application process. Director, Michael Goran, is a top independent educational consultant who has attained membership in the college consulting profession’s major organizations due to his education, experience and adherence to the high ethical standards of good practice. His memberships include NACAC, WACAC, HECA, and IECA where he holds a special designation in international college consulting. He also maintains membership in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), given his interest in and commitment to gifted students.
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