College Admissions

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll BeThe fixation on getting into the most selective colleges has grown over the past 20 years but it doesn't necessarily dictate a student's future.
Many Good CollegesMajor studies show little correlation between financial success and the selectivity of one's college for those with persistence, imagination and energy.
Goucher Makes Bold Change To College Admissions ProcessGoucher is the first college accepting a self-produced video instead of test scores and high-school transcripts.
Students' Legal Obligation To A College AcceptanceWe know that colleges have the upper hand when choosing to accept students. But what legal obligation does a student have to a college once he accepts an offer?
Getting Into The Ivies Is Harder Than It Used To Beigh school juniors and seniors are finding that getting into the Ivies, selective colleges, is harder than it used to be. Here's why.
Tailoring Your College ApplicationFor those applying for admission to college, it’s important to keep in mind what the people at the other end of the process consider when they review applications.
Glitches In College Application ProcessThis year, applying to college is tougher than usual because the 'Common App' software used by applicants for most schools has glitches.
Extracurriculars That Look Great On Your College ApplicationColleges want passonate, engaged, energetic students with leadership potential. Here's how to show them that you are the student they're looking for.
Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student's admission to the college of their choice?
Changes To The Essay Portion On College ApplicationsWhat does the essay reveal on a college application…sometimes more than grade point averages and tests. So, when college counselors complained that the option, “topic of your choice,” was being removed, test makers listened.
Do Low-Income, High-Achievement Students Find The Right Fit?Every year there are college applicants scoring in the top 10% with incomes in the bottom quarter - and 82% apply to colleges that are less selective than those they are qualified to attend.
High Tech College CounselingAn admissions counselor at the University of San Diego, Eric Felix and two colleagues started Open Access, a website that provides one-to-one college counseling at no charge through Skype.