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The Most Overhyped Component of College Admissions

Ishan Puri | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Ishan Puri

From our experience helping 5,000 students through workshops and individually through the process, we conclude that the major selection is the most overrated entry on the common application.

5 Pieces of Good News From a College Admissions Application Essay Counselor

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 08.30.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

If you're not going to tackle any of the essays, make a chart of the schools you plan to apply to and the essay prompts required at each, with the number of words and the due dates.

Students Ask College Prep Questions That Get Answers

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

College officers understand that not everyone can visit colleges. Between plane fare, rental cars and hotel stays, it can get costly. Students can visit colleges in their area to get an idea of college life and what they would like.

The Risk I Was Willing To Take After Turning 50

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Jeannie Borin

So many things had me start a business after turning fifty. I must have had something powerful hit me to work as hard as I did and want more. I am a college counselor and had an interest in everything college admissions, but it was more than that. I wanted to prove something to myself and the timing was right.

New Common Application 'a Monstrosity'? I Don't Think So

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 11.02.2013 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

I was taken aback to see this global take-down of the new Common Application on Twitter this morning, by a college counselor. A quote from his article: "The new Common App is a monstrosity."

Putting Private College Counselors Out of Business

CampusSplash | Posted 10.09.2011 | College
CampusSplash

Private college counseling creates massive inequalities in college accessibility. It restricts social mobility by giving rich students an unfair advantage in getting accepted into top tier schools.

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown#1: The College Counselor Appointment

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

I've been right where you're standing, waiting outside the college counselor's office for that first appointment of your child's senior year, trying and failing to balance absolute pride and abject panic. Let me clarify one thing before you get started: From here on in, nothing is as it seems.