College Admission: 3 Messages You Need to Hear

Recently, our family has been watching the TV Show “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.” Not sure what it says about us that this is the one program we can all agree on, but that’s not what this blog is about.   In the show, former athletes, reality TV “stars,” actors, and other famous to moderately well-known … Continue reading “College Admission: 3 Messages You Need to Hear”

Let’s Get A Few Things Straight (about College Admission)

There has been a lot of talk in the last few weeks about how much has changed in college admission. Maybe…. But just like during and following the pandemic, much remains constant. So, let’s get a few things straight. College Admission is Not Fair. I know some groups may claim to have brought this about … Continue reading “Let’s Get A Few Things Straight (about College Admission)”

How the Olympics Explain College Admission– Part I

Like much of the world, our family was hooked on the Olympics for the last two weeks. So many incredible stories of perseverance and life-long dreams, not to mention many memorable performances. We were distraught by the early losses of US Women’s soccer and Men’s basketball teams, elated by the heart and spirit of Suni … Continue reading “How the Olympics Explain College Admission– Part I”

What is taking so long?

Listen to “How Are College Admission Applications Reviewed? Episode 3: Mary Tipton Woolley” on Spreaker. Every parent develops their own strategy for how to fend off the inevitable question kids ask on road trips: “When will we get there?” Early on, I decided the best way to help a toddler understand distance was to use … Continue reading “What is taking so long?”

Straight Talk

I don’t love the title either. What can I say? I was talking to a Tech grad recently who managed a major hedge fund in New York and is now a multi-millionaire living on a golf course in one of Atlanta’s nicest neighborhoods. After we concluded our conversation, I eavesdropped on his next conversation (told … Continue reading “Straight Talk”