A Call to End Mixed Messages from College Admissions Offices

I am pro-student, pro-parent, and pro-transparency. So when one of my Application Nation[...]

Is a College's Reputation More Important Than Finding the Right Fit?

It was 8:00 pm on Tuesday night when I took a call from a mom of a high school senior. I was[...]

How Being a Celebrity Kid Just Became Uncool for College Admissions

When I worked in the college admissions office of a well-known university, we used to get a[...]

So You Want to Help Your Child Get Into College. Does That Make You a Helicopter Parent?

I am part of a different generation of parents. Many of us were raised in the 1980s and 1990s[...]

12 College Admissions Tips for Middle School Parents

Every person I've run into the past few weeks has a middle-schooler with a question for me.[...]

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