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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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2021: The Year of Merit Scholarships

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The Many Contradictions in College Admissions

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What Do the Recent Attacks Against Asians Have to Do with College Admissions? Everything

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