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Admission Essays

Tragedy and Treasures

Write for the Future | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

by Allegra Neely-Wilson A magical Christmas starts with a pair of socks. At 12, I see only one gift on Dad's dining room table. I unwrap it and fin...

Keys to My Passion

Write for the Future | Posted 08.11.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by David Webster I stare from afar at the big beast that stands in my living room, intimidated by its beauty, and uncertain of what may happen if I t...

Applying to College: Advice From a Grizzled Senior

xxxDan Treadwayxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
xxxDan Treadwayxxx

As I prepare to depart from college, and hundreds of thousands of high school seniors are applying for admittance to it, I feel I should extend a little advice in regards to application process based on what I know now.

Education in Chicago: Reason to Cheer: Common Sense About Schools From Thinking Observers

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

Get rid of the college admissions essay. We'll thwart those odious helicopter parents. We know they're helping their pampered offspring cheat their way into Princeton.