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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....

Legacy Admissions Are No More In Colorado

In a very interesting move, Colorado has a new law making it illegal for admissions officers at colleges and universities in Colorado to give preferential treatment to legacy applications. Read about it here:

Test Optional Is Not What You Think It Is

This year was brutal for college applicants. Applications were up big time, some (I’m looking at you, Colgate!) were up more than 100%. And while schools are for the most part continuing test optional for this application cycle, that doesn’t mean...

“Nicole”

This is another in a series of posts about some memorable applicants, their essays, and how we found them together. Two years ago I worked with Nicole on her Common Application and individual school supplement essays. Nicole had applied to some terrific schools...