School Counselors Should Tell It Like It Is

Some days ago, we wrote about how President Biden’s staff touted on social media that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s high school counselor discouraged her from applying to Harvard. Judge Brown Jackson, who has since earned both a Harvard undergraduate degree and a Harvard Law degree, is now a nominee to … 

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The Hypocrisy of a High School Counselor

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we love to point out the heroes and villains of elite college admissions to keep things interesting. Heroes like Duke University’s Dean of Admissions Christoph Guttentag who we’ve applauded through the years for telling it like it is. … 

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Remembering a Wonderful High School Counselor

As we’ve long expressed on the pages of this college admissions blog, high school counselors can be a college applicant’s greatest advocate. When a student is deferred in the Early Decision / Early Action round or waitlisted in the Regular Decision round, a well-timed, articulate call from a high school … 

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