Good news, college applicants. The subject is secondary.
Your application essay is a story about you. It’s not about poor orphans in Ecuador or your Great Aunt Lucy or the time you ran for student government. It’s about how that person or experience affected you. Are you different now? Did you learn something meaningful about yourself? Read more
A just released survey of independent college consultants confirms the college essay is more important than you may know. This year the college essay moved up to the Independent Educational Consultant’s Association’s Top 10 list of what colleges are really looking for in applicants. Read more
I had a great talk the other day with Alissa, our summer intern and former Wow student. She reminded me why it is so important that parents allow children to find their own way to college. Read more
Reprinted from the Lansing State Journal
April 16, 2010
EAST LANSING – For a university like Michigan State, small shifts in academic rankings don’t necessarily mean much. Until, of course, they do.
This year, MSU’s graduate program in nuclear physics nabbed the No. 1 spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, pulling ahead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after years in the No. 2 slot. Read more
Want to win a free senior portrait sitting with a professional photographer? Come to one of Wow’s parent/student info sessions this week (West Bloomfield High School at 7 p.m. on Tuesday; Huntington Woods Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday), and you will be entered in a raffle to win a portrait sitting valued at $125 with Ally Cohen, founder (and chief shutterbug) of Frameable Faces at the Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield. Read more
Last spring, while high school juniors were getting ready to relax and start their summers, the University of Michigan posted a greeting on the college’s admissions site suggesting incoming high school seniors get started on their application essays. Read more
Congrats to Wow’s inaugural college essay writing class of 2009/10. Many of our students already have been accepted for early admissions to their top choice schools; others have been accepted into honors programs; and a few have landed substantial merit scholarship dollars. Read more