Aug 30 2016
Students can use a variety of different application platforms to apply to college. There are so many choices that it can get very confusing about which application to use for each college. Here is a breakdown of the options:
The Common Application is the most widely accepted application with over 700 member colleges.
These colleges include both […]
May 13 2016
Spring is the perfect time for high school juniors to take stock and identify which teachers they should ask for the all-important college recommendation letters.
Some students wonder why they need to think about this task now when college applications aren’t due until senior year. But securing recommendation letters before the end of the school year […]
Apr 14 2016
If you’ve been waitlisted and hope to get admitted, writing a letter is the best way to express interest in and passion for the college.
There is no better way for a student to let a college know how they feel than by writing the best letter they have ever written.
Here’s how to write a top-notch […]
Apr 05 2016
Colleges and universities don’t like to use the term “negotiating” when it relates to families trying to get a better deal on their financial aid award.
But the fact is that there is a bit of negotiating that goes on in an effort to secure a student’s enrollment deposit. Whether it’s increasing the aid award or […]
Mar 31 2016
Getting off the waitlist is a lot like falling in love. One has to be open to the idea to have a shot at it.
Granted, getting admitted from the waitlist doesn’t always happen if space is limited. But with the unprecedented application growth at many colleges, comes great uncertainty about which students and how many […]
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 […]
Jan 13 2016
Are you a high school senior who just got admitted to your top choice college? Congratulations!
Now that the pressure is off, you want to enjoy the rest of your senior year. I know. I remember that feeling too. But it’s really important not to slack off. The college that admitted you stated in your acceptance […]