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YBCE In The News

The Seattle Times just published my perspective on the college admissions essay, post-COVID and SCOTUS obliterating affirmative action in admissions. Here it is:

2023-2024 UChicago Essay Prompts

If you aren’t familiar with the UChicago essay prompts, you are really missing out. While many schools go the simple “Why” essay route, Chicago marches to its own drummer. As a college essay consultant, I love these essays so much. They are fun,...

College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from an applicant… Q: Will this year be as awful as last year? A: Ugh. I can hear the frustration in your voice, my friend. And I share it with you. I wish I could say it will ease up a lot, or even a...

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: