August 27, 2018
College Application Short Essays: 5 Steps to Writing a Great One
The key to strengthening your application with your short response is simply this: be sincere, succinct, and specific.
August 11, 2015
In a quest for admission at elite colleges, students writing college application essays often ask such questions. They hope to present themselves as ...
February 26, 2014
College Data on Value
Colleges and universities have largely balked at calls to provide a quantitative measure of the value of their education. The Wall Street Journal ...
February 26, 2012
Even More Important Than Your Essays
Beginning in February, some high school students who will be applying to college in the fall will say, “I’ve already chosen my colleges; can you just ...
June 28, 2011
Do Senior-Year Classes and Grades Count?
Choosing classes for senior year often presents a delicate balance. On one side are the student’s college and career hopes and aspirations; on the ...
June 8, 2011
Is High School College Counseling a Failed System?
A study by Public Agenda for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation paints a dismal picture of the public high school counseling system for ...
May 24, 2011
Essays That Gain Admissions
The college application essay that wins the “Admit” stamp is often a story written to show perspective or personal growth. A narrative story written ...