How to Play the College Admissions Waiting Game

Yesterday was a long day. I dropped the kids off at school as early as I could. Zhuzh'ed up the[...]

What to Expect from an Alumni Interview

These days, I am busy doing mock interviews for high school seniors. My students want to be[...]

A Frightening New Trend: Colleges Pressuring Students Into Applying Early

Beware! Scary admissions officers are on the loose. Don't answer your phones. Don't open those[...]

First Quarter Grades: Do They Matter for Early Decision and Early Action?

Back in the day when I was an entry level admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania,[...]

There's Still Time to Shine (Even for High School Seniors)

This week, I am bracing myself for three parent-teacher conferences. Don't get me wrong, my kids[...]

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