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With more schools than ever before going test optional, the qualitative aspects of your applications are more important ...

With more schools than ever before going test optional, the qualitative aspects of your applications are more important than ever. What classes you take, what you do in your free time, how you tell your story through essays and interviews... these tell the story of a whole person who is so much more than a number! Check out the schools going for 2022, next spend some time reflecting on your personal story and get writing this summer!

You can help encourage even more colleges and universities to treat applicants as "More Than a Score." Your financial support will allow FairTest to promote test-optional policies at more conferences of admissions policy-makers, reach out to additional higher education leaders and distribute copies....

Analysis | Your 2018 summer reading list — from an unusual group of recommenders

College planning? Check out this summer reading list straight from & . Throw a book or 2 in your beach-bag! And, I guess, as a former , I’ll add to the list - Malcom Gladwell . .

A list of nearly 40 fiction and nonfiction books to read this summer, as suggested by college admissions counselors and deans.


is starting to wrap up. ED/EA students will begin to hear in December. Final RD deadlines usually hit in January but well-prepared applicants have submitted well before that.

Now peak begins. It’s both similar and quite different from
the undergrad process. Part undergrad admissions/part job search, it takes a clear sense of direction and skills assessment to effectively market yourself while also rooting your desire to contribute to a given industry from a sense of personal narrative.


Just got word from a prospective client that my website is down. Admittedly, I’ve been so busy with my students that I haven’t been maintaining this page or my site very well. Please note that my contact information is working and I can be reached by phone or email. I can still take on a few clients depending on needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out. The consultation is free. And this photo captures the absolute essence of college admissions! Yes, really! 🏛📚📆

When is the deadline for my application submission?

Here is more good information on deadlines and varying time zones. I have a lot of international students this year, so I’ve got so many time zones to keep track of!

To meet an application deadline, you must submit your application materials by 11:59 pm on the deadline date posted on your Dashboard. The end of the deadline date is in your local time zone, not the college's time zone. Keep in mind, all timestamps are recorded in EST (US Eastern Standard Time). It...


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Why Not Us? | Netflix

Love! college(& grad school)alum here. “: meet firstgen leaders.”

This film profiles successful people who were the first in their families to attend college, including a Grammy winner and the CEO of Starbucks.

The 2015 Education Choice and Competition Index

The inverse of is district quality? F in choice, 100% in quality. 2015 Index

The Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) is an annual guide to the conditions of K-12 school choice in the nation’s largest school districts. The ECCI examines variation in district-level choice based on objective scoring of thirteen categories of policy and practice. The 2015 ECCI we…


It's been a busy season! Students are happy, most with early decisions coming in as early as November. Now they are focusing on their "admitted students" events ard planning for that May commitment deadline. Another college app season well done! 👏🏼🎓

The 50 Most Beautiful Urban College Campuses

Great, diverse list here. The 50 Most Beautiful

Location, location, location. Ask any of the thousands of students heading off to college this year, and you are bound to hear that the location of the campus played a major part in their final decision. While some prefer beautiful rural locations surrounded by acres of nature, others prefer urban c…


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