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An Ode to the Liberal Arts

February 26, 2018, by

  It was an odd place to have an epiphany about the value of my liberal arts undergraduate degree: I was sitting in a large ballroom at the annual conference of my professional organization, PCACAC. Lou Hirsh, the retired Director of Admissions at the University of Delaware, accepted his award for distinguished years of service… Read more »

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A Standardized Testing Guide for Counselors

January 22, 2018, by

Advising the HS Class of 2019   In the second year of the redesigned SAT (and of our guide), some stability has returned to standardized testing. Counselors we surveyed had fewer doubts than last year, but questions remain. Khan Academy has set up an entirely free prep program for the SAT, which the College Board… Read more »

Countdown to Submission!

October 17, 2017, by

The November 1 Early Action/Early Decision deadline is right around the corner!   Here is a checklist to help you make the most of the next two weeks, so you can submit your applications well before the deadlines — the only things you’ll have to worry about this Halloween season will be ghosts and goblins!… Read more »

Quirky Tips for Writing Your College Essay

July 26, 2017, by

Get Creative Writing Your College Essay! William Faulkner wrote on the walls of his house. Gertrude Stein liked to write in parked cars. J.K. Rowling jots ideas on napkins. There are a million ways to get your creative juices flowing. When it comes to your college essay, finding a brainstorming technique that works for you… Read more »