Certain Lazy High School Counselors

It’s a relatively new phenomenon but it’s spreading fast at elite prep schools across the land: some high school counselors are refusing to advocate for their students in their charge at the colleges to which they apply. And what’s their rationale? They essentially argue, in the spirit of equity, that … 

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Ridgemont High and Admissions

  We figured we’d share a deleted scene from the 1980’s cult classic “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” with our readers as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a scene that is in the television version of the movie but didn’t make the cut for theatrical release (those are so … 

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Misinformation and School Counselors

There are school counselors out there who are filled with misinformation with respect to the college admissions process. This has always been the case. After all, not all school counselors and guidance counselors are experts on the highly selective college admissions process. In fact, most are not. Over the years, … 

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