At 12, my family moved from Westchester, New York to Oak Park, Illinois. I felt like an outsider and hoped my love for music would connect me to a community of bandmates. On my first day, I opened my locker, reached for my flute and felt nothing.
On Saturday, October 3rd, three Board Members of the new Coalition Application, Barbara Gill, Associate Vice President for enrollment management at th...
Flashback three years ago, I'm an over-anxious high school junior picking at her nails and shifting uncomfortably in the seat across from a college counselor. He is Yoda and I, Padawan, have come to him for guidance. He will show me the way to my "dream school."
When I first started meditating during my junior year of college, I didn't have many expectations, so I didn't see much of a downside. I was studying abroad in London at the time, and one of my classmates invited me to join her for a group meditation she attended regularly.
For most parents and their high school seniors, having a happy memory from the college search is about as rare as getting into Harvard these days. But it doesn't have to be.
We believe in the right to education. We are the backbone of the Riverdale's Pencils of Promise club.
by Bijan Saboori The plane lands at a small airport surrounded by dead yellow grass. Endless old beaten-down cars and trucks speed down the highway...
Nearly all students who apply to a college meet the academic criteria to be admitted, and students select colleges in which they believe they have a chance of being accepted. Therefore, your essay should creatively and strategically convey a unique quality that you will contribute to the college.
I was eight years old when I described to my mom the kind of college I wanted to attend. She said I was describing Brown, and the school has been my first choice ever since. I have not upheld most of the ideas I had at that age. However, my feelings for Brown have only grown stronger.
All students, regardless of socioeconomic status, struggle with this process. It is not natural, and it is often the first time they have had to advocate for themselves in writing.
I know, I know; many people say that resumes for high school students are a waste of time. They are wrong. The way I have students use them, activities resumes are a critical part of the admissions process. Let me tell you how and why.
A rite of passage for generations of college-bound students has been preparing for and taking the ACT or SAT college admission tests--and sweating over whether their scores qualify them for their first-choice schools.
by Tess Jacobson Which aspects of Tufts' curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: "Why Tufts?" (50-100 word...
College interviews can be stressful, especially when you consider that you have less than one hour to impress a complete stranger. But they don't need to be nerve-wracking.
A digital presence is no longer a nice-to-have for high school students. Competition is high, and schools across the nation -- and world -- are preparing their scholars for a 21st Century workforce.
Parents who assume that the letters after "PSAT" are just some arcane footnote do so at their own -- and their child's -- peril.