Apr 12 2016
By this summer, the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success will launch an online application which will be accepted at all the Coalition’s member colleges.
The Coalition has approximately 90 members. Most of these colleges currently accept the Common Application. Once launched, the member colleges claim that they will accept both the Coalition application and the […]
Apr 10 2016
A new college admissions platform is about to be unveiled starting this spring. It is called the Coalition for College Access, Affordability and Success.
It will essentially be a rival application to the perennial juggernaut, The Common Application. The Coalition is not just a new application, though. It is a different approach to the college admissions […]
Mar 04 2016
Recently the 10th grade class parents at the school where I work approached me about leading a discussion on the college process.
I didn’t hesitate. I jumped at the opportunity because any chance I have to communicate how the process works in advance of a student’s junior year is hugely beneficial for the student and family. […]
Jan 08 2016
Over the holiday break, millions of high school seniors applied to “just a few more colleges.” In this eleventh hour, most of the schools they end up applying to were never on their original list. The last minute push is usually the result of desperation, angst, and fear of not being accepted in the uber-competitive […]
Dec 21 2015
Do you ever wonder if colleges know what other schools you applied to? You’re not alone. Rest assured they won’t find out unless you tell them.
That being said, you want to make sure that every piece of your application to each college screams, “I want you!” Colleges are shockingly insecure about whether a competitive […]
Dec 17 2015
January 1st is quickly approaching. Maybe you applied Early Decision 1 somewhere and you got deferred or denied. Maybe you are wondering if you should apply Early Decision 2 instead.
Here are 7 important things to consider:
1. You will find Early Decision 2 programs at a number of highly selective and selective colleges across the country. Not […]
Sara recently sat down with Ray Dunaway of WTIC 1080 in Connecticut on Mornings With Ray Dunaway to talk about holistic admissions, what it is and why you should be looking at schools that practice it.
“A student is much more than a test score, a GPA or a class rank. So, if a student feels […]
Jul 07 2015
As parents, we’re constantly and fiercely dedicated to making sure our kids are on the right path—no matter how busy we are, how many hours we work, or how tired we are. This same resolve shows up when it’s time to start the college admissions process. Organization and instincts always come in handy.
Recently, I was […]