Jun 13 2017
As the school year comes to a close, many rising seniors take stock and evaluate what they’re doing in their extracurricular life. They anticipate filling out the activities section of their college applications and in that instant, everything comes into focus. Sometimes a passion emerges late in the year or they realize an interest in […]
Dec 07 2016
Colleges will be releasing Early Decision and Early Action results over the next several days. For many students, they are awaiting results on their top choice college or one of their top choices. While students sometimes feel this decision will define their future, this is just one moment in time. Parents can help their child […]
Jul 21 2016
The first half of summer is in the books. The start of the school year is just weeks away and rising high school seniors are feeling like there’s a lot to do if they plan to apply to college. Here are the five most important things to get done this summer so that the college […]
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. […]
Jul 03 2015
Mark this date in American history: June 26, 2015 was the day that SCOTUS endorsed the freedom to embrace your own identity. With the click of a cursor and a stroke of a pen, a fundamental right was confirmed—the right to be true to yourself. It is a powerful moment for all, but especially for […]
Jun 30 2015
I’ll admit it. I appreciated Taylor Swift from afar, but I wouldn’t call myself a fan. I listened to her songs on the radio in a somewhat detached way. I knew she was the kind of young woman I want my own daughter to admire. But I didn’t feel any special connection to her as […]
May 29 2015
Did you know there are more than 500 Common Application member colleges in 47 states in the U.S.?
And more member colleges are on the horizon.
The Common Application recently announced that member colleges may choose not to require recommendation letters and essays. If I was a high school student today, I probably would think my […]
Apr 28 2015
Passing your driver’s test. Overcoming your fear of heights and riding a roller coaster for the first time. Wanting to be a doctor since you were a little kid. These three topics used to be my three most dreaded essay themes to read about when I worked in college admissions.
If you’re looking for the perfect checklist or step-by-step […]
Apr 25 2015
“Getting off the waitlist” is usually a combination of a little luck, targeted communication, and the power of a connection between you and your admissions officer. Yes, getting admitted from the waitlist is that subjective.
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