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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

Why This Common Essay Topic Never Gets Old for Admissions Officers

Just this week, one of my students asked me if they should write their main college essay about[...]

10 Things for Seniors to Do Before the Summer Ends

I can't believe it's mid-August and there's so much I still want to do before summer is over.[...]

5 Tips for Students Filling Out the Common App

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Got Family Responsibilities? Here's Why That's Meaningful to Admissions Officers

I love when there are positive trends in college admissions. It happens so rarely that it is[...]

How (and When) to Start Your List of College Essay Topics

I did it. I finally did what I tell other families to do. I started a list for my oldest child[...]

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