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.
The happiest students in this process are willing to attend several colleges on their lists; they realize that these colleges will offer them extraordinary programming, including merit scholarships.
Every year we hear dizzying statistics about the college admissions process. Thousands of students apply to colleges with single digit acceptance rates, and often it feels like a lottery ticket to get accepted.
If you are flexible and your goal is to attend a university that is a good fit for you, your interests, and your future, then creating a college list is paramount.
As high school seniors across America await college admissions decisions, here's some food for thought: About one-third of Harvard White students are admitted through special preferences, and that's a conservative estimate.
Application season is rough on everyone. And it flat out sucks when your friends get a bunch of acceptance letters and you don't-even if you applied to completely different schools.
As this divide becomes more stark and difficult to bridge, it would seem likely that there is erosion in the sense of connectedness with others unlike oneself. Communities become either more homogenous or more disconnected.
Preparing to release admission decisions at the end of this month, the Ivy League universities announced plans today to replace the traditional rejection letter with a punch directly to the gut of declined applicants.
America clings to the conceit that four years of college are necessary for everyone, and looks down its nose at people who don't have college degrees. This has to stop. It's time to give up the idea that every young person has to go to college, and start offering high-school seniors an alternative route into the middle class.
Raise your voices regarding this ridiculous competition to get nowhere fast! It isn't serving anyone, and our children are hurting. Go outside today and play--yes, you too parents. In fact, tonight at the dinner table or while bringing your child her food to her bedroom, why don't you say, "What if we..." and then go do it!
My principal thought I should stick to sports when I approached him with the idea of Redwood TV, telling me, "Redwood TV will end up being a waste of your time and the school's time." I proved him wrong, and he is now one of the strongest supporters of the station.
For students who are hearing from colleges and preparing for this exciting new life chapter, this is a worthwhile and cautionary shared family reading experience that offers an important perspective on the relationship between campus life and substance use.
Get out of the nagging business. In college, it's up to the student to manage homework, to talk to the teacher and to keep their room. Let them know that you are available if they have questions, but that you will no longer be responsible.
The college admissions mania that gets worse and worse every year is a mirror of America: anxious and stratified.
It's a whirlwind time of a senior's life, and there's a lot of things to forget in the madness of last-semester studying, internships, clubs, and finishing that last episode on Netflix. Here's six things you need to get through it all.
I'm a product of the college-crazed niche of American society. The SAT prep classes, the rigorous extracurriculars, the Junior year panic and college essay-writing hysteria.