The Student Success Blog

Should I follow up on my private school application?

Posted by Milken School 1/29/2018

You’ve successfully submitted your private school application before the priority admission deadline, but now what? Should you follow up with the admission office to make sure your file is complete, or should you just sit tight and wait? Chances are, the correct thing to do is neither.

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Topics: Applying to Private School, Application tips

Is it too late to apply to private school?

Posted by Milken School 1/16/2018

Most private schools adhere to admission deadlines set by larger organizations, like the National Association of Independent Schools or regional groups. In Los Angeles, schools like Milken, are part of a consortium that dictates the deadlines for admission applications. While many national schools adhere to a February application deadline, for private schools in LA, the admission cycles are different. Exact dates may vary from year to year, but they typically include an application deadline that falls in early December, with admission decisions being sent to families in March. But what if you've missed the deadline? Is it too late to apply to private school?

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Topics: Deadlines, Application tips

The 5 Best Blogs of 2017

Posted by Milken School 1/1/2018

As we kick off the New Year and celebrate the start of 2018, we wanted to look back at our first year of the Student Success Blog and highlight the 5 best blogs of 2017. Our readers clearly loved some of the pieces we published, and we are confident that you will continue to love what we'll share in 2018 just as much (hopefully, even more!).

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Topics: Applying to Private School, Application tips

10 Private School Interview Questions

Posted by Milken School 10/2/2017

It’s application time for private schools, and that means private school admission interviews. Once you schedule your visit to the school, which usually includes the interview, it’s to prepare for your chat with the admission representative. What questions might you be asked? Check out these 10 questions commonly asked during private school interviews:

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Topics: Applying to Private School, Application tips

How to Write Your Admission Essay

Posted by Milken School 9/11/2017

Applying to private school means you need to think about writing your admission essay. Many students will spend time scouring the web looking for sample admission essays, but the truth is, you won’t find many. Why? This is one piece of writing that needs to be unique to you, your writing style, and your knowledge and interests. Check out these helpful tips on how to write the best possible admission essay to help you get accepted at private school.

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Topics: Choosing a Private School, Applying to Private School, Application tips

ISEE Test Prep: 7 strategies for success

Posted by Milken School 9/1/2017

When applying to private schools in LA, students are required to take an entrance exam known as the ISEE. For some students, standardized tests like the ISEE can be a stressful experience. But, students who plan for the test and have strategies in mind are often more successful. Check out these 7 simple ISEE test prep tips for success may help students do their best on the exam day.


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Topics: Applying to Private School, Application tips, ISEE

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