Advice College Admissions Officers Give their Own Kids

Who better than a college admissions officer to give you advice when applying to college? Of course, if you are a teenager, and that college admissions officer happens to be your mom or dad, it may be the last person you’ll … Continue reading

An (often) Overlooked Part of College Applications

As a college applicant, you will probably spend hours pouring over your essays and your apps, making lists of requirements and deadlines and studying diligently for tests. After all, you want to make sure everything you present to the colleges is … Continue reading

Who’s Reading Your Essay?

Here’s a visualization exercise I use with students before they start their admissions essays. I want you to imagine a college admissions representative. I’ll say it’s a woman in her late 30’s, but you can visualize anyone you want. It’s … Continue reading

Advice from the Other Side

I asked students and parents from the Class of 2015 to share their advice for students and parents about to begin the college admissions process. Who better to provide guidance than those who have just completed the journey? Here is some … Continue reading

Waitlisted? Here’s My Advice.

After months of stressing over applications, a waitlist offer from your top college can be a bittersweet pill to swallow. You didn’t quite make the cut for acceptance, but they clearly considered you worthy enough. So, is it worth it … Continue reading

5 Unpredictable Factors in Admissions

A rejection letter, especially from one of your “match” or “safety” schools, can leave you scratching your head and wondering WHY?  Why was your classmate with similar grades admitted, while you were not? When dealing with the frustration of rejections, it’s helpful … Continue reading

Decision Time is Coming

March is an exciting time for seniors as college admissions decisions continue to roll in. Students all over the country are waiting with baited breath to learn where they might be heading in the fall. Parents are waiting to see … Continue reading

10 Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College

Once you’ve determined that one or more of the colleges you are applying to consider demonstrated interest in admissions, how do you make sure they know you really want to go there? It’s easy – below are some of the … Continue reading