In my continuing series, Women In The Performing Arts, I am spotlighting a handful of remarkable females who lead some of the most successful college theatre programs in the U.S.
The thousands of students traveling with their families across the country this month will go to classes and athletic contests, musical performances and parties. And they will ask themselves: Can I see myself as part of this community? Would I be happy here?
For the Class of 2016-2017 (current sophomores) colleges and universities will be accepting the new SAT, but many have not yet decided whether they will continue to accept the old one. Oh boy!
School for me does not start in the classroom. My lessons begin the minute I leave my house. My commute now shapes my identity in ways I never imagined when I decided to attend high school in the heart of Chicago.
We all know rejection hurts but here is what the college rejection letter really tells you about the college rejecting you.
Much attention and angst has been placed on the importance of getting into a top school. Such a lofty goal, however, is not necessary for future success. Any quality school will do if you make the best of it. What's the magic bullet? Simply preparing well and working hard.
As teens we are sometimes afraid to voice our individual opinions in fear that we might not "fit in" with the crowd. However, it is crucial to think for yourself and set your own goals and your own version of success.
The spring of junior year can be one of the most exciting and productive periods in the college search and admissions process. At most schools, it's the time when your high school guidance counselors finally start paying attention to you.
I know you probably have your countdown set until the summer begins and are slowly finding your motivation lessening as your Netflix and pizza intake is increasing. That's totally normal. However, there are ways to relax while also meaningfully preparing for the future.
Am I proud of her because she got into Yale? It brings up the problematic question of whether I would be proud of her if she didn't get in -- and of course I would be. I am always proud of her, because she is brave and brilliant and she is my sister.
What I want most for our graduates is not blind adherence to external measures of achievement, but internal character defined by a drive to maximize self, combined with a genuine empathy for others. And that, of course, is the essential message of Passover.
As college acceptances and rejections hit the emails of students this week, the plethora of articles on the increasingly competitive process -- one that takes an emotional toll on parents and students alike -- roll out with predictable regularity as well.
With a few exceptions, April 1st is the day by which colleges release their admissions decisions to applicants. Hopefully, all of your waiting will be over and done with in a few days. I hope that you are happy with your choices.
This is big news in the college application world. It's not quite landing on the moon or Beyoncé having a baby, but the twitosphere is aflame this morning.
Anything you submit must be new and compelling evidence about why you are a great fit for the college. Do not repeat information you already provided. Prepare the materials now!
There is so much hate for safety schools. They're treated like dirty words. But you know what? All schools are awesome. And any school that accepts you deserves your respect. Your safety school is probably somebody's reach.