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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.

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My Inside Scoop on the Latest Common App Changes

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Dear High School Counselors,

I know this has been a challenging year to counsel and guide high[...]

Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (5.19.21)

During my May Facebook Live Q&A, I answered questions from parents and students nationwide on[...]

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