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Five Things I Know About College Admissions

1. Where you apply means more than it ever has. Parents and applicants put a lot of time and effort into their school list. Too often I hear, “Stanford is my dream school!” Dreams are good. But a dream that has little chance of becoming a reality is not. I...

Congratulations To Our Applicants!

Every year at this time our inbox blows up with the good news announcing where our applicants were accepted. Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Andrew W., Stanford Jenny T., Yale Christine T., MIT Claudia Y., Harvard Nicole W., University of Pennsylvania Brandon...

Transitioning From High School To College

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni often writes about college applications and college life in general. In this column, he writes about transitioning from high school to college. Very much worth a read!

First Generation College Students

I work often with applicants who are the first ones in their families to apply to college. These kids are so inspiring! The New York Times has a wonderful article about some of these applicants. If you have kids who will be applying, they should know how lucky they...

Four Standout College Application Essays

Every year, the New York Times invites college-bound high school seniors to send in their application essays. Here are what they deem to be the best of this year’s crop.