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)”

Holistic Admission – The Struggle is Real (Part 1 of 3)

What the…? Last weekend, Georgia Tech’s Early Action admission decisions were released. Like most schools, we provide a profile of our admitted group to give applicants, as well as campus and external constituents a sense of the class. This year, 30 percent of applicants were admitted in the early round. On average they had 11 … Continue reading “Holistic Admission – The Struggle is Real (Part 1 of 3)”