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Sara Harberson

Sara Harberson is the founder of Application Nation, which provides personalized advice to college applicants and their families, and Admissions Revolution, a free, on demand video membership that demystifies college admissions. She is the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College. Sara’s philosophy is that every kid applying to college deserves the best advice.

Recent Posts

The Police Officer, the Admissions Officer, and the Officer of Humanity

I remember being a young admissions officer at the start of my college admissions career and[...]

The University of California Has Done Away with Standardized Tests....Or Has It?

This past week, the University of California system announced a litany of changes to the[...]

Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (5.20.20)

For May's rapid-fire Facebook Live Q&A, I answered questions from students and parents of all[...]

The College Board Gets an F for AP Online Exams

Last week, the College Board unveiled at-home online standardized test-taking with Advanced[...]

How to Ask Teachers for Recommendation Letters During Quarantine

During last Friday's Instagram Live, I mentioned my "Admissions Tip of the Day." If you are a[...]

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