Cracking the College Admissions Code

Don't miss this extraordinary panel on college prep and admissions for parents and teens! - SOLD OUT -

As college costs and competition ratchet upwards, smart and successful college choices now require comprehensive planning and hard work – beyond the schoolbooks.


The Brown Club in New York is proud to present a terrific panel of experts in the college admissions process who will decipher the tasks for students and their parents. As time permits, panelists will also respond to individual questions from the audience.


Participants include:

 - Michele Hernandez, one of the very top independent college counselors, a former admissions officer at Dartmouth College, best-selling author of "A is for Admission" and "Acing the College Application." She appears regularly on TV and writes for major publications on college admissions. 

- Mike Muska, Dean of College Relations at Poly Prep in NY and former Assistant Director of Admission at Brown, as well as co-author of "Getting In!"

- Larry Dannenberg, owner of College Solutions and an independent college coach with unique expertise in applying financial strategies to college planning and choices. 

- Karen Berlin Ishii, '78, SAT and ACT test prep expert in New York who has taught for The Princeton Review and Boston Academic Tutors.


The panel will be moderated by Magee Hickey, '77, TV news reporter and producer of many years' experience, now an anchor at WPIX News in New York.


Our panel's goal is to give you concrete suggestions – as well as thought-provoking ideas – that will help your teens achieve smart, timely college prep and make all-round wise college choices. This is a terrific opportunity to get answers to your questions from a range of top advisors in college prep and admissions.


This event is open to alumni, family, and friends. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and attend as a family. This event is sold out!


FREE BONUS BOOK GIFT: Michael Muska, Dean of College Relations at Poly Prep in NY and former Assistant Director of Admission at Brown, will be giving away free copies of his best-selling college admissions guide, "Getting In!", co-authored with Brown alum Steve Cohen. (Limit one per family to first 70 to check in at the event) 


Breakfast buffet will be served.

Cost: $40 per person or $70 for 2 family members.




Saturday, September 17, 2011  10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Cornell Club 

Ivy Room

6 East 44th Street

NY, NY 10017


For additional information, please contact Karen Berlin Ishii at


Panel members subject to change.

This event is not sponsored or affiliated with Brown University’s Office of Admission.