Looking beyond school stereotypes

Looking beyond school stereotypes

When you’re looking at colleges and compiling the list of schools you want to apply to, it seems like just about everyone has an opinion. Your aunt went to Miami back in the day and says it’s a party school, but your cousin just graduated with an engineering degree...
What should I expect from a college admissions interview?

What should I expect from a college admissions interview?

Overall, interviews are an opportunity for a college to get more information about you in a more informal, personal setting. Think of it this way: The only real information they have on you is a big folder of documents — your essay and any supplementary essays,...
Is Recycling SAT Questions Really A Problem?

Is Recycling SAT Questions Really A Problem?

The College Board—the organization responsible for creating college-preparedness exams like the SAT and the AP tests—is once again facing intense scrutiny. Earlier this summer, the organization came under fire when students expressed their frustration over scores for...
Does the college admissions process discriminate against introverts?

Does the college admissions process discriminate against introverts?

In a recent op-ed, Washington Post writer Jonathan Zimmerman reflected on the current news making headlines in higher ed this summer. With Harvard and other elite universities under international scrutiny for allegedly discriminating against students of Asian descent,...