The Stress of the Admissions Process

The admissions process to highly selective colleges can be stressful. It can cause fights between parents and children. It can lead to drops in self-esteem. It can be filled with ups and downs, unanticipated twists and turns. A piece published today up on “Forbes” by Brennan Barnard entitled “College Admission … 

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College Admission Stress

With the story out of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology dominating the college admissions news-cycle these past few days, we figured we’d offer some more commentary on what led this young woman, “Sara”, to forge letters from deans of admission at Stanford and Harvard, to claim that … 

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College Admissions Stress

Are you a student or the parent of a student with college admissions stress? If you just finished up getting your applications in at the deadline, chances are you’re feeling a bit of relief. But you know that relief will be short-lived as in just a few days (or hopefully … 

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Getting into Highly Selective Colleges

There is a post on “The Washington Post” by Jay Matthews in which he describes a situation in which his daughter’s friend’s father insisted that his own daughter get seven hours of sleep each night. So why is this a story? Well, the father insisted that his daughter get seven … 

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Harvard College Applicants

There is an article in today’s “The Harvard Crimson” that chronicles the stress many Harvard College applicants endure during their childhood and early adulthood as they travel down the path to Harvard College. The article describes students and parents alike who make it their life mission to gain admission to … 

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College Admissions Flaws

There is an opinion piece on “The Huffington Post” by John M. Eger in which Mr. Eger criticizes the college admissions process. In fact, Mr. Eger compares the college admissions rat race to the lottery when he writes, “Is who gets admitted to one of America’s coveted universities each year … 

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College Admissions Movie

There is a provocative documentary that is building grassroots support across the nation called “Race to Nowhere.” Directed by Vicki Abeles, the film chronicles the high pressure that high school students are under to succeed and gain admission to the college of their choice. It also delves into the prevalence … 

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