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College Essay Q&A: The Parent (Part 1)

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from parents… Q: How exactly did you get into the admissions consulting business? A: I entered the admissions essay business as an act of pure desperation. I had asked my then-girlfriend to move in...

College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from applicants…. Q: How important is my activities list? A: Very important! Look at it like it’s your resume. They want to see what your life outside of class was like. The activities say a  lot...

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...