Holier Than Thou Admissions Officers

We make a point on this college admissions blog of shining a bright light on admissions leaders who have a habit of telling it like it is. We call them the heroes of our college admissions blog. The University of Pennsylvania’s outgoing Dean of Admissions Eric Furda has a long … 

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College Admissions Counselor

A college admissions counselor doesn’t want to read an essay about your trip to India. Why not? Because a college admissions counselor doesn’t make a ton of money and their schedule may not afford them the chance to travel as well. If you’re seventeen years old and you get to … 

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Admissions Counselors Actually Read

Applications to our nation’s elite universities are up, up, and away this year! According to an article in today’s The New York Times by Karen Arenson entitled “Applications to U.S. colleges are breaking records,” “Applications to selective colleges and universities are reaching new heights this year, promising another season of … 

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After the Application Is In

If you have written some powerful college essays, then it is very likely you have worked for weeks devoting countless hours to writing, researching, rewriting, tossing out, starting all over again, and now, finally your applications have been submitted. So what do you do now? Most students think they can … 

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