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

Conquering the College Fair

Spring is here and it’s time for college fairs! At these events, representatives from dozens of colleges set up tables, hand out promotional material and make themselves available for interested students and parents. Some fairs also include information sessions about … 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

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

Demonstrated Interest – Your Secret Weapon in College Admissions

Colleges consider many factors when deciding which students to admit; grades, test scores and course work usually being the most important. But they also consider other factors to help decide between applicants of similar academic stature. One of the most … Continue reading