The FLEX Blog
The blog for researching parents and college-bound students looking for the most reliable information.
Every week, our experts bring you college insights and application principles to widen your future, inform your choices, and help you get into your dream school.
FLEX College Prep Presents a Free Seminar:Athletics in College Admission Wed, July 10th @ 11AM Thur, July 18th @ 11AM Find out how the recent college admissions scandals have shed new light on various aspects of the college admissions process, particularly in the...read more
The recent college admissions scandals have shed new light on various aspects of the college admissions process, particularly in the issue of college athletics. In fact, that criminal operation has been nicknamed “Operation Varsity Blues.” It has long been...read more
Other than being great colleges, they share a staggering 11% admission rate. This means nearly one in ten applicants to either of these schools were invited to join their respective Class of 2023. But does that mean an applicant has equal odds of getting...read more
FLEX College Prep Presents an Educational Seminar: Academics in College Admission for 5th - 9th Graders! Find out what 5-9th grade families must know about their academic preparation for success in high school, college, and beyond. Featuring insights from the FLEX...read more
On April 29, 2019, FLEX College Prep conducted an academic expo at the Los Altos Youth Center to help the families of middle school students (grades 5-8) better prepare for high school.The panel, moderated by FLEX CEO Danny Byun, was comprised of experts...read more
What can we learn from colleges’ acceptance rates?What does a college’s admission rate really mean? Why does it matter if you apply early or regular decision?Let’s take for instance the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) during this past application season....read more
Let’s turn now to a very different case study. Debbie was an average happy-go-lucky teenager at La Cañada High School. She was not particularly academically inclined and didn’t really like school; she was much more enthusiastic about surfing the Internet and texting...read more