September 11, 2016

College is an enormous investment.  It's an investment in time and energy, and it's a huge emotional commitment.  In addition, for families like mine, it's also the biggest financial investment they have ever made.

Complicating the process, most students and f...

July 12, 2016

Pam and I spent an intensive week at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Summer Training Institute last week.  

Held on the beautiful campus of Claremont McKenna College, we found ourselves in classrooms 8 or more hours a day.  I think we bot...

April 21, 2016

On a recent visit to the University of Washington, I attended the information session to gain a greater understanding of the school's priorities.  It was really unlike any session I've attended (and I've been to many).  The admission officer had a laser focus on one as...

April 1, 2016

This past week, The University of California announced changes to their personal statement for the upcoming admission cycle (those applying for admission for the Fall of 2017).  Gone are the two questions with a total 1000 word limit.  In their place are 8 questions....

March 23, 2016

Next month, the new Coalition Application will open to students.  Otherwise known as the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, this coalition of over 90 elite colleges in the United States has banded together to create a real competitor to the current stand...

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