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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. SOUNDBITE: The Admissions Secret that Gets You Into College and Beyond, Sara's first book, was published by Hachette Book Group in April, 2021. In it, Sara reveals the secrets of her signature college admissions tool, the "Soundbite," and shares tried-and-tested exercises that have helped thousands of students gain admission to their school of choice. 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.
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Recent Posts

5 College Admissions Resolutions for High School Juniors

It is a new year. This is a moment for all of us to look at where we are and where we want to be.

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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (12.14.22)

For my last Facebook Live Q&A of 2022, I answered questions from parents and students on topics[...]

The Checklist High School Seniors Need to Do Before Winter Break

The Harberson kids are counting down the days before Winter Break. They can't wait to walk out of[...]

Why Early Decision 2 Might Just Be the Best Way to Get Into College

I am already discussing the advantages of applying to an Early Decision 2 program with my daughter,[...]

Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (11.30.22)

In November, I hosted a Facebook Live Q&A with questions from parents and students on topics like[...]

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