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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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Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (9.14.22)

During my Facebook Live Q&A in September, I answered questions from students and parents on topics[...]

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With school starting, many high school students are still finalizing their classes for this year.[...]

5 Things I Told My Daughter at the Beginning of Junior Year

My oldest child is a junior in high school this year. I have spent my career giving advice to other[...]

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