Confessions Of A College Admissions Officer

“Money won’t guarantee you a spot unless you’ve donated tens of millions of dollars. You pretty much need to have your name on a building.” For the past three years, I’ve been an admissions officer at a large university. I get to decide who gets in...

Grades Most Important Factor in College Admissions

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) annually surveys member colleges and universities to see what admissions factors figure most prominently into their decisions. This year marked the 10th annual survey, and NACAC celebrated by providing...

6 Important Questions to Ask on a College Visit!

With school vacations around the corner, families are packing up the car for road trips and campus tours. If you have a sophomore or junior in high school, now is the time to visit! Most families will sit obediently in information sessions soaking up what is said, but...

Millennials Most Stressed Out Generation?

Half of all millennials say their stress keeps them awake at night, according to a recent “Stress in America” survey from the American Psychological Association. On a 10-point scale, Americans ages 18-33 reported an average stress level of 5.4 compared to...

More applications. More stress. Less certainty.

The (Needless?) Frenzy From Inside Higher Ed by, Scott Jaschik More applications. More stress. Less certainty. For colleges and for college applicants, the admissions process has become more complicated, and that’s reflected in much of the data in the...