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Renaissance Admissions Consulting was created to demystify the admissions processes at top colleges and graduate schools in the United States. Many factors are involved in evaluation – including character, personality and leadership. With the expertise of a counselor who has worked in admissions offices and has firsthand insights of how the process works, we can help achieve your dreams of finding a great school for you.

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Christina Chong

About me

Christina Chong previously worked in admissions offices for Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, NYU College of Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, and Amherst College. She has many years of experience as a teacher, higher education administrator, and admissions consultant. Her knowledgeable advice about colleges and graduate schools and strong writing and editing skills have guided a diverse clientele from all over the world. Christina is passionate about helping clients navigate complex admissions processes and attain their educational goals.

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College Admissions

Christina has detailed knowledge about the colleges in the United States. She worked at the Amherst College admissions office during her undergraduate years and earned a master’s in higher education at Harvard, which has given her a comprehensive overview of the university education system in America.

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Dental School Admissions

Christina’s experience in admissions for the DDS program at New York University College of Dentistry gave her a strong background in understanding what committees look for in their dental class. Since NYU is the largest dental school in the United States, Christina saw an enormous applicant pool from all over the country and world.

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Law School Admissions

Christina has excelled in helping many clients achieve their dreams for JD and LLM programs. Her experiences evaluating applications for the JD admissions offices at Harvard Law School and NYU School of Law have given her strong knowledge of how a student can stand out. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just about test scores and GPA – the student must demonstrate a true desire and passion for the law and show dedication to activities outside of class.


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I reserve the greatest measure of gratitude to Christina Chong, founder of Renaissance Admissions Consulting. Renaissance Admissions Consulting is a highly professional and effective consulting firm that I had the pleasure of working with during my law school application process. Christina’s erudite counsel and sagacious advice were instrumental in shaping my application into a compelling and persuasive document. Her dedication to listening to my ideas and offering good advice was evident in every interaction I had with her. She was able to provide me with sound advice and guidance that helped me to focus my application and present myself in the best possible way.


How to Become an Entertainment Lawyer

Entertainment law is a field that intrigues people who are passionate about culture. There is a growing need for entertainment lawyers due to the evolution of media and creativity. With fast-moving changes s...

Wait Lists: 10 Tips on How to Navigate from a Former Admissions Officer

It is getting more frequent that colleges and graduate schools are wait listing applicants! What should you do if you are wait listed by a school you wish to attend? As a former admissions officer, I have he...

Yale University Joins Other Colleges Requiring Standardized Tests for Admissions

Over the last few years, many US colleges have become test optional in their admissions processes. However, some top colleges have again started requiring tests for admissions. Yale University is the late...

Alumni Clubhouses in New York City

One perk of being a student or alumnus of a top university or graduate school is the opportunity of joining a club. In NYC in particular, there are several clubhouse options for alumni. These club membership...

Client Acceptance to Princeton University with Full Tuition Scholarship!

Renaissance Admissions Consulting is delighted to announce the amazing news of a client receiving binding acceptance to Princeton University for the Class of 2028 with a four-year full tuition scholarship! I...

Which Top Law Schools Interview for JD Programs?

As an applicant to JD programs, it is important to keep in mind which law schools interview! Many of the top law schools do interview, but not all of them require one to be admitted. Here is a helpful guide ...

Presentations to High Schools,
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I am very excited to present to Dartmouth College's Minority Pre-Law Association about how to stand out in the JD admissions process! Back in the day, I was accepted to Dartmouth College as an undergraduate ...

How Early to Submit Law School Applications

Law school applicants occasionally tell me that they wish to submit by early September. Is this necessary for JD applications? How about for LLM applications? Here are my recommendations for optimal practice...

JD Admissions: Should You Take the LSAT, GRE, or JD-Next?

In recent years, more law schools are allowing the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT for admissions. JD-Next is also a new exam that is gaining ground. How are these tests different, and which one should you...

Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action: How Admissions Processes Might Change Going Forward

In June 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that race-based affirmative action, defined in this case as the policy of favoring individuals of under-represented ...

Affirmative Action in Admissions: Historical Trends and How Application Processes Might Change Going Forward

In June 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that race-based affirmative action, defined in this case as the policy of favoring individuals of under-represented backgrounds who have been subjec...

The US News Law School Rankings:
Summary & Insights

There has recently been a lot of attention in the media regarding US News & World Report’s law school rankings. This list has existed since 1987 and is now updated annually. Applicants and the m...

Transferring Law Schools

Are you thinking about transferring law schools? When I worked at NYU School of Law in JD admissions, I helped manage the transfer process and read every transfer application. There are some nuances rega...

Dental School: What to Know for the 2023-2024 Admissions Cycle

It’s almost that time of year again! The dental school admissions cycle for Fall 2024 starts soon! The application portal will become available on May 9, 2023 with applications able to be submitted starting ...

Legacy Admissions at Colleges

NOTE: Since this was published, in July 2023 a federal civil rights complaint to the Education Department’s office of Civil of Rights was submitted regarding Harvard College’s use of legacy admissions. It wa...

Tips for Law School Recommendation Letters

Your recommendation letters can be an important way to distinguish yourself in the law school application process. With previous experiences in the admissions offices at Harva...

Applying to College: Helpful Tips for the Common Application Honors and Activity Lists

The Common Application is the main application portal used to apply to colleges. As a former admissions officer, I am providing tips on how to stand out with your honors and a...

College Admissions Trends

College admissions has experienced major changes in the last few years. What are the most significant trends that we are seeing at this moment that impact the application and enrollment processes? Test ...

Conversation with LSAT Unplugged on JD Admissions and How to Stand Out in the Law School Application Process

Topics covered include: how law school admissions committees review applications, writing the personal statement and supplementary essays, LSAT changes, wait list advice, tran...

Dental School: Writing Your AADSAS Personal Statement

AADSAS is the centralized application service for US dental schools. The main personal statement on the application is 4500 characters maximum. How do you write this important essay which will summarize your...

Dental School Admissions: What You Need to Know

Here is helpful information for what you need to know in applying to DMD and DDS programs in the United States. Dental school admissions is extremely competitive with only slightly more than half of applican...

Top Undergraduate Business Programs in the US

College admissions is a complex process with many nuances. However, with careful research and diligence, applicants and their families can become more comfortable with their approach of this monumental life ...
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What to Expect for JD Applications This Cycle

Applications to US law schools reached their highest volume in a decade, and the pandemic has greatly affected the process. What does that mean for law applicants this cycle? LSAT Changes The Law ...
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College Applications: How to Craft a School List

There are thousands of colleges and universities in the United States. Knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. Here is my advice about where to begin! Rankings The US News & World Report...

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