Congratulations to five MPA seniors who sewed up their college decisions quickly with early-decision acceptances by some of the nation’s top colleges and universities!

  • Kaleb — Northwestern University (economics)
  • Nora — Washington University in St. Louis (graphic design)
  • Orla — Brandeis University (biology)
  • Tom — Babson College (business)
  • Marie — St. John’s College (philosophy)

At a time when college admissions, including early decision, are more competitive than ever, these achievements continue a trend that has seen MPA students gain admission at nearly all of the nation’s top-ranked colleges and universities in recent years.

Last year, the Class of 2022 earned admission at top schools such as the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Emory University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan, Howard University, New York University, and Georgia Institute of Technology and $4 million in scholarship offers, including four-year full rides at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Morgan Park Academy’s Director of College Counseling, Em Joseph, works closely with students and their families throughout the college preparation and admission process.

“At a time when some colleges fill more than 60 percent of their incoming freshman class through early decision, it’s without a doubt an option to explore,” Joseph said. “Each year, I work closely with students and their families to assist in making the determination whether or not ED is a good option for students.

“This year was another record-breaking year, as many schools, including some of the nation’s best, received their highest number of early applications yet. I am so glad that several of our seniors were rewarded for their hard work so far, and look forward to seeing more exciting news for their classmates as they make their college decisions this semester.”