A Nonsensical Argument Against Early Decision

Do you not want your child to apply to a school under its binding Early Decision policy because you don’t feel your child should have to commit to one school and one school only? If so, we’d urge you to get over it and reconsider. And why? Because when you … 

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Your Son Didn’t Get Rejected Because He’s White

We came across a “Dear Therapist” letter in “The Atlantic” that we just had to share with our readers. In a letter to Lori Gottlieb, Lisa from Mendham, New Jersey writes, “My son is in the middle of the college-application process. He has very good grades and very good SAT … 

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Yale Leading Ivy League Basketball Standings

Let’s check in on the 2018-2019 Ivy League basketball standings. And why do we write about Ivy League basketball from time to time when our focus is supposed to be college admissions? Well, as our loyal readers know oh so well, the further a team advances in March Madness, the … 

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On Demonstrating Interest to Colleges

Is it important for applicants to demonstrate interest to colleges? You bet it is! Is there a right way and a wrong way to go about demonstrating interest? Yes. Do most applicants — who happen to be aware of the importance of Demonstrated Interest — go about demonstrating their love … 

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Harvard and SFFA Face Off Again

Harvard University and the group known as Students For Fair Admissions, a group currently suing Harvard for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants, faced off again yesterday in a post-trial hearing. As our readers likely remember, the two sides previously faced off in a three-week October 2018 trial; the decision … 

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Ending the Practice of Legacy Admission

Legacy admission, the practice of offering preferential treatment in college admissions decision-making to the progeny of a school’s alumni, is a practice that we believe to be an anachronism of this still young century. In fact, from atop our soapbox in college admissions, we’ve been calling for an end to … 

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Transgender Harvard Applicant Alleges Discrimination

Harvard University just can’t seem to catch a break these days. The university finds itself on defense again as an an applicant to Harvard Business School and its Graduate School of Education has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts alleging the university discriminated against her in its admissions … 

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College Board Finds Way to Likely Increase Revenue

Yesterday, we wrote about how College Board, the maker of the AP exams, announced plans to move up the registration deadline for AP exams beginning next year. As reported Jim Jump for “Inside Higher Ed” in a piece entitled “Ethical College Admissions: AP Registration,” “Whereas registration for the May AP … 

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Inside Yale’s Admissions Process

There was a recently released podcast episode for “The Yale Daily News’” “Cross Campus” entitled “Inside the Yale Admissions Machine” that we figured we’d share with our readers. The podcast features an interview conducted by Yale undergraduate Allison Park with Yale’s Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan. And while much … 

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