Jacques Steinberg of The New York Times blog “The Choice” recently asked the deans of admissions at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania how they look at SAT and ACT scores. You might be surprised by what he found out. Click here to read the blog and to watch clips from his interviews.
A friend recently asked me, “Isn’t there a fine line between editing your kid’s essay and writing it for her?” She wanted to know why it matters if she helps outline her daughter’s application essay if she thinks that might give her daughter an edge. Read more
When some of the nation’s most selective colleges announced their decisions last week, thousands of applicants found themselves neither accepted nor rejected. Like passengers bumped from an overbooked flight — as one commenter on The Choice put it this weekend — they were instructed to sit tight in a crowded, virtual lounge, and wait to see if an opening presented itself over the next few weeks. Read more