The Importance of the Multi-Dimensional Student Program for College Admissions
UCEazy recently rolled out the “Multi-Dimensional Student Program” to help students differentiate themselves in their college applications. Now, more than ever, I am convinced that there is a need for this unique program.
College admissions representatives consistently share with me stories such as, “Students whose parents were born outside the U.S. look alike on their applications. We are looking for special students, but it’s so hard to find one from this group of applicants.”
Recently, I spoke with two families – one from California and the other from the East Coast. The common theme in both discussions was that they believed their student was competitive for admissions to Ivy League colleges based solely on their grades and test scores.
The California student has an awesome GPA and great test scores. He also taught coding to under privileged kids. However, this student is like thousands of other students in Silicon Valley, Austin, Boston and other technology hubs.
The other student has a good GPA, great test scores and is actively involved in dancing as an extracurricular activity. Again, this student is like other students from families whose parents were born outside the U.S.
Towards the end of my discussion with these two families, I asked them an important question, “Why do you believe your student is special?” Neither family had a good answer, and neither had thought about this question before. In one case, the student had been working with a very expensive college admissions counselor since the eighth grade.
I believe most college admissions counselors do not understand the needs of students whose parents were born outside the U.S. These counselors add value to students in the 11th and 12th grades, but not necessarily to students in grades 8-10. In my experience, it’s becoming imperative for students to begin laying the foundation for becoming unique as early as the 8th grade.
Beginning with the Multi-Dimensional Student Program in grades 8-10, followed by the College Admissions Counseling Program in grades 11-12 equals a Successful College Admissions Journey.
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If you want more information or have questions about the Multi-Dimensional Student Program, please visit https://uceazy.com/8th-10th-grade-programs/ or call 1-833-9UCEAZY.