Admissions

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Podcast: Panel: Do Asians face a higher bar in College admissions?

Podcast: Panel: Do Asians face a higher bar in College admissions?

As their children approach the college process, some families face a uniquely challenging question: does the model minority myth help …
Capturing Your Story

Capturing Your Story

The school year is coming to a close, and you’re getting excited about summer and all its possibilities.  But nagging …
Jay Bacrania: Skills for High School Success

Podcast Bonus Episode: Tools for Academic Skill-Building and Accountability

Towards the end of my conversation with Jay, our CEO, last week, we started getting really tactical around various tools …
Planning a Summer that Serves

Planning a Summer that Serves

Summer is on its way, and if you’re the parent of a high schooler, you’re probably starting to think about …
The Weight of the Waitlist

The Weight of the Waitlist

If your child has been put on the waitlist for their college of choice, you know the ache of watching …
To Test or Not To Test

To Test or Not To Test?

One of the less visible changes that the 2020 pandemic brought us was the shift to “test optional” policies at …
Podcast: How to Navigate the Waitlist

Podcast: How to Navigate the Waitlist

With all the college decisions that came out in the last week of March, I’m getting so many questions about …
Making the Most of Your College Visits

Making the Most of Your College Visits

College visits can be daunting and stressful, but with the right approach and preparation, they can offer the building blocks …
How to Build a College List

How to Build a College List

If your student is a sophomore or junior, it’s time to create a list that is robust enough to give …
Personal Statement Essay Prompts

Personal Statement Essay Prompts

The Common Application provides five prompts for your personal essay …