Perfect or Interesting? What Colleges Really Want from Students

Earlier this week, one of our Application Nation moms whose son was admitted Early Decision to[...]

Why Has College Admissions Become So Impersonal?

No matter how busy I was as an admissions officer at an Ivy League school and even when I was a[...]

A Message to Parents from a Parent Who Has Been Through It

Last year around this time, my oldest daughter was deep in the throes of her biggest challenge[...]

How to Follow Up with That College That Deferred You

Last week my husband bought a t-shirt for my 13-year-old daughter with the words printed on it:[...]

All the Deets on Getting Deferred

It was a tough week to be traveling and have two out of my three kids sick. I could have planned[...]

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