What college admissions officers want (Washington Post)

The Washington Post had a wonderful article this morning titled What College Admissions Officers Say They Want in a Candidate. The post reminded me of a couple important tidbits to be mindful of when beginning the application process. The “formula” to get into a specific college or program is fairy non-existent Trust in the foundationContinue reading “What college admissions officers want (Washington Post)”

New resource page!

I have just created a new resource page on the site. So any time I post an article with a downloadable resource I can share, I will add it to the page. I’ve added a few from my past blog posts. Some of the resources include the application organization grid from the One simple thingContinue reading “New resource page!”

University of Michigan’s advice on the Common App

The Common Application is open and ready to go! As you begin to complete your individual applications for each college/university it’s nice to hear some sound advice directly from admissions counselors who have read thousands of applications. The University of Michigan asked for their senior admissions counselor’s perspective in the article titled: The Common AppContinue reading “University of Michigan’s advice on the Common App”

University of Miami, Oxford Ohio College Tour

As I sit on the bus heading out of Oxford I reflect on my experience for the past day and a half at the University of Miami, Oxford Ohio. Lush trees, large red brick buildings and students buzzing around. If you ask most of my students they have never heard of Miami. But as weContinue reading “University of Miami, Oxford Ohio College Tour”

University of Kansas

This post is a little delayed, however I felt compelled to share so here it goes! A couple weeks ago┬áI attended a luncheon with the University of Kansas. Often-times the midwest gets the “fly-over” state reputation so I was excited to hear about a college I know of, but not much more than a competitiveContinue reading “University of Kansas”

Admission Updates: Dartmouth, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Princeton and Vanderbilt

This morning I attended the Coast 2 Coast Counselor breakfast with admissions from Dartmouth, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Princeton and Vanderbilt. Here is what I learned: UC Berkeley Will have a new student center on campus Introducing a new student information system, which will allow prospective and current students to access everything on one portal (financialContinue reading “Admission Updates: Dartmouth, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Princeton and Vanderbilt”