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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Hackers Roil Admissions Offices

Some applicants to Grinnell College and Hamilton College recently received cryptic messages that read, “You are now presented with a unique opportunity to purchase your entire admissions file.” Of course, it wasn’t the admissions office that sent this message as selling admissions files isn’t exactly a revenue stream for any … 

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4 Things Colleges Tell Applicants That Simply Aren’t The Case

We hear this refrain quite a bit from students and parents navigating the highly selective college admissions process: “But the college said so!” And the college sure did say so. We don’t doubt that colleges tell applicants and their parents, as but one example, that they’re need-blind in admissions. They advertise … 

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