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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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3 Good Reasons Why Taking the SATs Too Soon is a Bad Idea

When one of my 10th graders came into my office last month and told me she spent her summer[...]

The Alumni Interview & Why “Yes” Is the Only Answer

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Sara Harberson Talks SAT Prep on 610AM

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Why Tim Tebow is an admissions officer's dream

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Before I moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, I don’t recall ever hearing the term “farmette.”[...]