Mar 25 2016
When I was a dean of admissions, the most nail-biting time of year was springtime right after we mailed our admissions decisions.
The college community had to come together because we all realized that our future rested on the days leading up to May 1st. It’s a very interesting time for a college because the tables […]
Mar 17 2016
It’s March Madness for college basketball AND for college admissions! Most colleges will release the bulk of their admissions decisions this month.
By month’s end, all decisions will be in the hands of students.
As freshmen classes begin to take shape, here are some clear trends I’m seeing:
Most highly selective colleges and universities are seeing application […]
Aug 19 2015
Over the years, many families have asked my opinion about where their child should go to high school if they want them to attend an elite college or university. I’m not ashamed to admit wondering the same thing with my own three kids. We want our children to have the very best opportunities to succeed.
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 […]
Apr 21 2015
I thought I was the only kid who was confused by the college admissions process. I didn’t even know when to apply let alone how important the different pieces of my application were. But I thought it was because I was coming from a large, public high school where only a small percentage of students […]