Admissions Officers Often Don’t Tell It Like It Is

Many of our nation’s elite colleges went test-optional this year due to the pandemic. But as we have advised students and parents on the pages of this college admissions blog, test-optional policies should be taken with six grains of salt. So long as a university allows students to submit test … 

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But an Admissions Officer Said So

You know how for a long time you couldn’t walk into a coffee shop in America without hearing Adele’s “Hello” playing — constantly? It’s a good song certainly, maybe a little sad if you ask us, but to hear it ad nauseam could be a bit overwhelming. Hello, are you … 

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Admissions Officer Mike Pence

A term or two in Congress. A seat on the Committee on Ways and Means. Community organizer. Distinguished service to America in the Persian Gulf. Or even billionaire business mogul. It’s these kinds of experiences that American presidential and vice presidential contenders can often claim on their resumes. But college … 

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Admissions Officer

An admissions officer at Tufts University, Matt Wittman, recently sent out an email that reads: “Sometimes, it’ll feel like everybody has university application advice. Your guidance counselor, your mom, your friend’s mom, your mom’s friend, your teachers, your best friend, your best friend’s best friend (shouldn’t that just be you?). … 

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