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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Colleges Are Really Fudging the Truth This Year

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, college admissions officers don’t always tell it like it is. In fact, they often don’t tell it like it is — instead choosing to sugarcoat issues and, at times, outright lie to advance their agenda. And what’s their … 

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5 Lies Perpetuated by College Admissions Officers

It’s a refrain we’ve heard so many times before: “But an admissions officer said so.” Oh? If an admissions officer said so, then it must be true? No. If p, then not necessarily q. You see, admissions officers — even at our nation’s most elite universities — tell untruths. Sometimes … 

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Why Admissions Officers Often Don’t Tell It Like It Is

There’s a common refrain we’ve heard from high school students and particularly their parents over the years. It goes something like, “But that’s what the admissions officer told us.” We know. College admissions officers at highly selective schools say many things. Some of these things are true and some of … 

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