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”

Fisher vs. Texas… It’s all about the data

I just returned from a 3-day hiking trip in the Pacific Northwest with a couple friends that I’ve known for 30 years. It was an amazing time to catch up and unplug. Before we left we downloaded a GPS app, purchased a topographic map of the area, and checked multiple trail and weather reports. As … Continue reading “Fisher vs. Texas… It’s all about the data”

Holistic Admission – The Struggle is Real (Part 2 of 3)

Formula vs… well, no Formula If you are applying to Georgia Tech or schools with a similar or lower admit rate, you are being reviewed under a holistic admission process. Many of you have heard this term before but what does it really mean? Essentially, there are two types of admission review. The first is … Continue reading “Holistic Admission – The Struggle is Real (Part 2 of 3)”