The Student Success Blog

Understanding admission decisions

Posted by Milken School 2/19/2018

For most students applying to private school, March marks the month when admission decisions arrive, and you need to take the next step in your application and enrollment process. So what are these potential decisions you may receive and what do they mean?

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Topics: Choosing a Private School, Applying to Private School, admission decisions

Waitlisted. Now What?

Posted by Milken School 2/12/2018

As you've learned already, there's an application process and admission to private school is not guaranteed. You have to be accepted to the school you wish to attend, and when admission decisions arrive, some students are accepted, others are unfortunately denied admission, and some are waitlisted. Wondering what the waitlist is and what you need to do if you're on it? Check out these frequently asked questions.

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Topics: Choosing a Private School, Applying to Private School

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

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

Admission Decision Dates: What you need to know

Posted by Milken School 12/13/2017

When it comes to applying to college and private schools, the admission process is full of dates and deadlines that you need to meet. Missing these application deadlines might mean that you won't hear from your schools of choice when the admission decision dates roll around. Check out these 4 tips to help you stay on track to receive your decision ASAP.

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Topics: Applying to Private School

Picking the Best Private School: 6 Things to Consider

Posted by Milken School 12/4/2017

Choosing the right private school to attend can be a challenge. You want a great school with a great reputation, but you also want to make sure you choose a school where you can grow and thrive, one that meets all your needs. There are so many choices of schools and sometimes, it can feel like it’s impossible to pick the best private school for you. What do you do? Check out these 6 questions to ask yourself as you try to find the perfect school to attend.

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Topics: Applying to Private School

How to Apply to Private School

Posted by Milken School 11/13/2017

Applying to private school can seem like a daunting experience if you’re new to the process and just getting started. There are deadlines to meet, requirements to fulfill, and appointments to make. It can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! These quick private school application tips can help you easily break down the process into simple steps that will help you stay on track.

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Topics: Applying to Private School

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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