It gives me great pleasure to share the extraordinary results of my mentees' applications to college and graduate schools in the past year. I was privileged to guide many applicants to some of the most selective undergraduate and graduate programs, such as the MBA and LLM, in the United States and Europe. I helped applicants from many different countries, including a student directly from Cuba who was accepted to Harvard, Stanford and MIT!
100% Acceptance Rate
Every single applicant has been accepted to a higher education program, including many institutions that accepted less than 10% of applicants.
The applicants who sought financial aid will attend university with the help of generous awards of up to $70,000 annually and full scholarships like the prestigious Chevening Scholarship and Coca Cola Scholarship.
APPLICANTS WERE ACCEPTED TO THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Manchester
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
New York University
University of Notre Dame
University of Nottingham
University of Pennsylvania
Queen Mary University
University of Southern California
University College London
University of Utah
This year marks the 10th Anniversary since I began to advise university applicants as a recruiter for the Harvard Admissions & Financial Aid Office. I look forward to many more years helping students achieve their college dreams. T
hank you all for your continued support in my endeavor.
I am so grateful to everyone who was able to join me last Tuesday for the official launch of my book, Achieve the College Dream at Books and Books in Miami, FL. It was so special to share this moment with my family, friends from all walks of life, former teachers and students and counselors from the community. Here is a link to the website where you can access the presentation: http://livestream.com/uastreaming/mariacarlachicuen. Thank you for all your support!
I am very excited to share the release of my very first book,
As I high school student, I always thought that the Ivy League and other top universities like MIT and Stanford were reserved for the very rich or the true geniuses. In the book I explain how I came to learn about these universities´accessibility and generous financial aid initiatives, and the steps I took afterwards to prepare myself to be a strong applicant.
My preparation for college involved choosing academic subjects strategically, complementing the high school curriculum with online learning and courses at local colleges, building leadership in extracurricular activities, and finding the role models and expert mentors who could advise me throughout the college application process. The book outlines all these strategies and includes resources to help all students succeed regardless of their family's economic status.
When I moved to the United States at the beginning of my high school journey, I never thought that I would be admitted to five Ivy League universities and ultimately attend Harvard after securing over $200,000 in financial aid. I hope my story, and the tips I have collected after a decade of college admissions work, help many other students achieve their own possible college dreams.
To pre-order the book, visit this page.