10Aug
2021

ED Overload

Early Decision Overload Everyone knows early decision (ED) is important. But how important? I would go so far as to say that it is more important, than just about anything […]

14Jul
2021

5 Things Parents Should Do to Help Their Kids Get Into College

Dear friends, I wanted to share an article with you featured on “Outside the Box” mom titled “Outside the Box Mom: 5 Things Parents Need to Know about College. Article […]

13Jul
2021

What Parents Need to Know about the NEW College Admissions

Dear Friends, I wanted to share a recent interview about “What Parents Need to Know about the New College Admissions Process.” The link is: The NEW College Admissions Process You can […]

28Jun
2021

High School Guidance Counselors: More Power Than You Know

High School Guidance Counselors: More Power than You Know “How did X student get in?” It’s a question I am constantly asked by parents who want to understand what made […]

03Dec
2020

Review Processes

“Review Processes” Most highly selective universities engage in the following review process: 1. Applications are sorted or filtered based on institutional review processes (i.e., geographic region, academic program, ethnicity, high […]

18Nov
2020

Do Universities Value Well-Rounded Applicants? Not really.

Do Universities Value Well-Rounded Applicants? Not really. The saddest thing I see is all of the time, energy and resources that are spent on activities that the student does not […]

11Nov
2020

Do selective universities want to hear about hard-work?

One of my current clients wanted to write a university admissions essay about how “…despite a global pandemic that impacted his ACT prep courses; he worked very hard and overcame […]

14Sep
2020

Did the UC System Deal a Deathblow to Standardized Tests?

On September 1, 2020 a California judge ruled that the University of California system may no longer consider SAT or ACT scores when making admissions decisions. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/01/us/university-of-california-sat-act-trnd/index.html To be clear, this […]

26Aug
2020

Early Decision 2

I love universities with early decision 2. In fact, when building a college list, I start with the ED 2 list. First question, are there any universities on the ED […]

16Aug
2020

Supplemental Essays are more important than the Personal Statement

Would you rather read a letter written to you and 20 of your friends? Or, would you rather read a letter written directly to you? Most would choose the letter […]

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