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Admissions Revolution

Just when you thought you finally had a handle on the Common App, enter stage left: The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. Designed to make college more available to lower income students, its 90 members must either offer full need-based financial aid,...

Get a Jump Start on Your Applications this Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to get a head start on your college applications. Check out the prompts from The Common App and get a start on you primary essay. Narrow down your college selections. Make notes about what attracts you to these schools to help you prepare for the short essay questions, for example. Stay organized and focused . . . and you’ll thank yourself the beginning of your senior year! . . . (Click for image).

Bait & Switch: The Application Game

Recently, student Amed Mohamed was seemingly profiled due to his race and religion, and arrested in his Texas high school, charged with bomb-making. In fact, Mohamed had simply designed a clock which he unfortunately brought to school. Social media declared its...

Promiscuous College Come-Ons

Frank Bruni explains what's really going on behind the scenes regarding selectivity in college admissions. From VIP applications targeted to every applicant, not an exclusive handful, to full-blown professional videos, shiny pamphlets, and more . . .  marketing has...