01Feb
2023

Chinese Applicants

Navigating the labyrinthine and highly competitive landscape of applying to an undergraduate college in the United States as an international Chinese student presents a formidable challenge, marked by a plethora […]

01Feb
2023

Race and Ethnicity in College Admissions

The impact of homeschooling on college admissions in the United States presents unique and formidable challenges that are often overlooked. Homeschooled applicants may face difficulties in the admission process due […]

01Feb
2023

Homeschooling Impact on College Admissions

As a college admissions officer, I have seen the increasing prevalence of homeschooling and its impact on the college admissions process. Homeschooling provides students with a unique educational experience, often […]

01Feb
2023

Social Media and College Admissions

As a college admissions officer, I am acutely aware of the nuanced role that social media plays in the admissions process. While social media can certainly serve as a platform […]

01Feb
2023

Access and Affordability

Access and affordability issues in private colleges have become a growing concern in recent years, as many students and families struggle to pay for higher education. Private colleges are often […]

01Feb
2023

Early Decision Benefits

Early Decision (ED) is a type of college admissions process where students apply to a college or university by a designated early deadline and receive a decision on their admission […]

01Feb
2023

College Essays

College admissions essays have been a source of controversy in recent years, as many students and admissions officials struggle to determine what makes a great essay and what constitutes acceptable […]

01Feb
2023

SAT Optional Policies

SAT optional testing policies refer to the practice of allowing college applicants to apply to a college or university without submitting their SAT or ACT scores. This practice has been […]

01Feb
2023

Legacy Admissions Perspective

Legacy admissions is a controversial practice at highly selective colleges and universities, where the children or grandchildren of alumni are given preferential treatment in the admissions process. This practice has […]

10Mar
2022

Calculus

Calculus. That vaunted gold standard of high school curriculums. But how do colleges look at it? What if my school offers AB and not BC, vice-versa, or none? Many of […]

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