Great colleges for “B” students
Let’s play a game akin to the Guess your Age/Weight booth at a local county fair. If we’re wrong, you get the cheaply-made stuffed animal of your choice. Ready? If you clicked on this article, you have an SAT score somewhere in the range of…
Applying to college? Beware of Social Media
This past week, in a well-publicized story that made international news, Harvard University rescinded offers of admission to more than ten students who posted obscene, sexually explicit and racist memes in a private Facebook group. The chat forum where the offensive memes were discovered by…
“O Canada”: Five Reasons to Consider Colleges North of the Border
Want to know why international student applications are down at 40% of U.S. schools in the 2016-17 admissions cycle? To quote South Park—Blame Canada…at least in part. Of course, declining foreign applications are primarily attributable to international fears at the dawn of the Trump era….
Do I need to enter college with a major?
The high school student who is the ultimate type A, planner extraordinaire can probably lay out an accurate vision for the next decade of their life, including their college and career path. Whether due to rigidity or innate passion, there are teens who truly know…
Cast a wide net: Geographic diversity and college admissions
We think of matriculation into college as a time of great separation, the moment where the young leave the nest, spread their wings, and fly into the great beyond to meet their futures. It turns out, however, that most little birdies don’t fly too far….
Common App Updates for 2017-18
Flowers blooming, the crack (or ping) of the baseball bat, the storing away of sweaters and jeans and the end of hibernation for piles of t-shirts and shorts—April is a time of change and transition. So perhaps it is fitting that the Common App picks…
Moving Off the Waitlist
After battling through the epic journey of the college application process, with all its emotional twists and turns, the torturous anticipation, the potential heaven of acceptance or hell of rejection, judgment day has finally arrived. You tear open the envelope and frantically scan the letter for a telling phrase. You have been “offered a spot.” So far, so good…”on the wait list.” Ugh. Welcome to admissions purgatory.