Category Archives: The Application

High School Transcripts Without Grades?

Transcripts without grades?  Yes, that’s right.  A coalition of high schools are on the path to transcripts that dispense with grades.  Scott Jaschik explains in his article in www.insidehighered.com: More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts … Continue reading

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Losing Sleep on Your College Admission Essay?

More sleep is lost on the essay than any other part of the college application.  One of the reasons is the difficulty and choosing the topic.  This article in the New York Times won’t make it any easier, but it … Continue reading

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Insights from Yale’s Former Admissions Director Might Surprise You…

Ed Boland, former Director of Admissions for Yale, has been promoting his new book, but has also been sharing some insights from his time at Yale.  Here is the story from the New York Post:   In his new book, … Continue reading

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The Secret to Getting Accepted Into All of the Ivy League Schools…

Know the secret?  Ifeoma White-Thorpe does!  She pulled off an impressive sweep….accepted into all eight Ivies and Stanford as well.  Here is a profile from GMA/ABC on this New Jersey student who has a tough decision to make: Ifeoma White-Thorpe, … Continue reading

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LinkedIn: Your New College Admissions Tool

Sure, you can get a job with LinkedIn, but can it get you into college with it?  Well, LinkedIn certainly hopes so.  See how it might be helpful in this article in CNET:   If it’s been awhile since you … Continue reading

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An Interview with Lacy Crawford, Author of Early Decision…

 At this point in the summer, most high school juniors are already acquainted with the horrible agony that is the college admissions process. They’ve taken the expensive SAT prep courses, visited at least a dozen campuses, and spent weeks … Continue reading

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One Perfect College Essay…To Go, Please…

Perhaps there is no greater agony in the college application process than coming up with that perfect essay…which can now be 150 words longer.  Lacy Crawford in the Wall Street Journal, give a little taste of some of the successful … Continue reading

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President Obama Proposes New College Ranking System

Lookout US News & World Report, you have some competition.  President Obama announced a new universal ranking system for college and universities. The Guardian reported the details in their article today: Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Barack Obama took aim at … Continue reading

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The “March Madness” of College Admissions

With the craziness of college admissions comparisons to March Madness cannot be helped. Rebecca Joseph explains the craziness in her article in the Huffington Post: Throughout March I empathize with nervous high school seniors and their families as they await … Continue reading

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Admissions Officer Mocks Applicant on Facebook

An admission officer crossed the line on Facebook, and it cost her her job.  Linda Sharps explains it in her article in The Stir: Another day, another story about some poor fool posting something they shouldn’t to Facebook — and … Continue reading

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