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[...]

What Parents Learn About Themselves When Their Child Applies to College

As the craze for the "ten year challenge" spreads across social media, I bet many of you have[...]

Facebook Live Recap: Ask America's College Counselor (12.8.18)

My rapid-fire Facebook Live Q&A sessions are my chance to answer questions from underclassmen,[...]

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