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How To Rock The "Why College X?" Essay

The Prospect | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
The Prospect

You want to demonstrate that your reason for applying stems from more than just the prestige of the school.

What NOT to Write on a College, Grad School or MBA Resumé

Sam Johnson | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Sam Johnson

Colleges and grad schools ask a lot of their applicants these days, and one of the trickier requests is a compelling and typo-less resumé.

The Secret Sauce of College Admissions

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The numbers suggest that the older ways of recruiting a class must change quickly if tuition-dependent institutions are to continue to be viable.

On Access For Low Income Students, Which Top Colleges Walk The Walk?

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Peter Dreier

Because colleges and universities are tax-exempt institutions and receive other forms of government subsidies, policymakers can and should insist that they meet some basic standards in promoting economic diversity among their student bodies.

Top 5 Reasons to Apply to a Private School

Alexandra Rice | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

When applying to college, most students take into account three deciding factors: academics, finances and campus life. But what does it mean to attend a public school over one that is privately funded?

7 Important Confessions of a Salutatorian

The Prospect | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
The Prospect

Looking over my high school experience that culminated in being named salutatorian, there's a couple of things I've come to realize that could've totally changed my entire four years.

Don't Abolish Single Test Admissions for NYC Specialized Schools

Jack Cahn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Jack Cahn

Every Stuyvesant student remembers the day they took the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). I was thirteen, a student at the Ramaz Midd...

5 Truths About College Every Incoming Freshman Needs to Know

The Prospect | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
The Prospect

Looking back on my own freshman year, there are a ton of things I wish I'd known; they would've saved me a lot of anxiety and confusion. So, college freshmen, here's what you need to know before you head here in three months.

It's Not Easy Being Green

Write for the Future | Posted 07.09.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

By Chris Drakeford "It's not easy being green," In today's world, green is everywhere from supermarkets to car showrooms. But to be honest, I had n...

The Problem with College Acceptance Shaming

The Prospect | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
The Prospect

There is a popular (though not-so-new) trend among high school seniors wherein, following one student's acceptance at a highly selective school, fellow peers will attempt to figure out the reasons behind the acceptance.

Hallways of Trouble and Classrooms of Success

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

By: Jakobi Jackson Scene One: The Hallway of Trouble. "Hey you, I heard you were talking about me, bitch!" Mya yelled. She rushed straight to Susan...

An Entrepreneur's Hunger for Understanding

Write for the Future | Posted 06.25.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

by Francesca Polycarpe The radiant sun shone on my face as I moved through a swarm of people at a street fair. I squinted in a desperate atte...

Engaging Extracurriculars

Write for the Future | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

Twice a month the members of "pitch" sit in a quiet dark room during lunch. Every face assumes a blank stare for five minutes, as we sit in silence....

Bringing a Global Perspective to Campus

Write for the Future | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

Given your interests, values and goals, explain why Oberlin College will help you grow (as a student and a person) during your undergraduate years....

My Reconciliation with the A-Word

Write for the Future | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

By Justin Schnell Two months before my Bar Mitzvah, I secretly went to my computer and googled "don't believe in God." I was driven to Google when ...

New Changes to the SAT Reflect a Changing Admissions Process

James Werner | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
James Werner

The new adjustments to the SAT are part of a systematic change in the admissions process. While scores may remain an important component of the decision process for the immediate future, the measure of an individual's preparation and potential has begun to shift.

My Friends - the Notebooks

Write for the Future | Posted 05.07.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

By Romea Noel My notebooks and I are inseparable. Look inside and you will find stories from a girl with a heart and a mind of her own. When I writ...

1000 Characters on a Work Experience

Write for the Future | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

Some people might not find managing the flow of golf carts exciting, but I do. The summer after my junior year, I began my first and current job as ...

Hey Guys! Let's Go to a (College) Fair!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

College fairs are unique opportunities for you to meet college admissions people face to face and begin the process of showing colleges your "demonstrated interest."

That Time Fordham Told 2,500 Applicants They Were Admitted, But They Weren't

AP | Posted 12.13.2013 | College

NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham University says about 2,500 applicants erroneously received a financial aid email implying they had been admitted — even t...

The Big Lie About Student Achievement

Monica Bauer | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Monica Bauer

The Big Lie has made the vast majority of our college students feel like failures, and may be keeping them from actually getting a real education.

What Is the Best Private School in New York City?

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 12.21.2013 | New York
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

We have been asked over and over, "Which is the best school or schools in New York City?" After 20 years collectively as educators and admissions experts, we can confidently say the best school in NYC is the one that best fits your child.

Fear of Failing

Debora Spar | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Debora Spar

This is the generation, after all, that grew up with attachment parenting and Baby Einstein videos. They grew up playing soccer on teams where everyone was captain and watching music videos in which every girl with a gorgeous voice looked like a model as well.

Should Your Child Take the SSAT or ISEE?

Chuck Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Chuck Cohn

When applying to independent schools, you may find yourself swimming in a sea of acronyms and tests. Two tests, inevitably, will stand out: the SSAT and ISEE.

As You Fill Out Your College Application ...

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As you write your application, be honest. You are an interesting and engaging individual. Tell them why. Use short sentences and active verbs. There is no excuse for poor spelling or punctuation.