The One Word You Need to Know If You’ve Just Been Deferred or Denied by a College

My favorite word in the English language is "pivot." Those who know me understand why. I am[...]

7 Steps to Take Before Early Admissions Decisions are Released

I am out of my element when it comes to photo shoots. At 4' 11", I wasn't exactly groomed to be[...]

A Frightening New Trend: Colleges Pressuring Students Into Applying Early

Beware! Scary admissions officers are on the loose. Don't answer your phones. Don't open those[...]

First Quarter Grades: Do They Matter for Early Decision and Early Action?

Back in the day when I was an entry level admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania,[...]

There's Still Time to Shine (Even for High School Seniors)

This week, I am bracing myself for three parent-teacher conferences. Don't get me wrong, my kids[...]

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