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College Essay Q&A: The Parent

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from parents. Q: I read the other day that 475,000 fewer kids applied to college. Why is this? And does it help my kid achieve better results? A: There are many reasons why fewer kids applied to...

College Essay Q&A: The Parent

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from parents. Q: How do we choose the right schools to apply to? A: School choice comes down to a number of factors. Let me break them down: Academic fit: You’re going to be educated there. Does it...

College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from applicants.. Q: I’ve read lot of essays online and so many seem like sob stories. Do I have to find something sad to write? A: I get this question all the time! And the answer is a resounding...

Robert Schwartz And YBCE In The News

A few months ago, Business Insider did a profile of my writing career and my transition into the college essay admissions business. Here is the link, I hope you enjoy reading it....

College Essay Q&A: The Parent

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from a parent… Q: Are summer programs really worth it? A: Yes, and no. Here’s the deal with summer programs…on an activities list, they look good. The applicant spent part of the summer on...