Ratings are Problematic.
College Selectivity is not a Reliable Predictor of Student Learning, Job Satisfaction or Well-Being.
Engagement in College is More Important than Where You Attend.
Recognizing those statements will go far in reducing the mental anguish that currently surrounds so many high school students, exacerbated by the social isolation of the Covid era.
There’s the library, an iconic structure on the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) campus. There’s the statue of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat outside on the library plaza. There’s the sculpture of a […]
This has been a most unusual year in college admissions. Hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States went test optional – and a few test free. The College Board dropped the essay portion of the SAT […]
The College Board, in one fell swoop, lowered the pressure on high school students last week. It eliminated SAT Subject Tests and the SAT essay – effective immediately. There will be no more administrations of Subject Tests in […]
When a college or university reviews your application, it is looking at “fit,” that is, whether you are a good match for the college. The first place colleges consider is your high school record: where you go to […]
As a junior embarking on the college search process, it may seem daunting to do a college search without an in-person visit. But it does not have to be. I usually tell my juniors to do their research […]
One of the most popular questions in the Common Application and the Coalition for College Application is some variation as to why a student wants to attend a particular college. The answer to the Why This School question […]
It started 13 years ago. Every Fall, Woolf College Consulting and the JCC of Mid-Westchester have been bringing together the deans and directors of college admissions in a lively discussion for the community in the JCC auditorium in […]
The New York Post, April 29, 2020: High school seniors are in coronavirus ‘limbo’ with college deposits due – by Kirsten Fleming. The Zimmermans were elated when Jack, their high-school senior son, was accepted to Vanderbilt University — […]
It was a few blogs ago that I wrote about somehow visiting colleges on grey and rainy days, and my visit to Emory was no exception. It was pouring in Atlanta and Covington. Covington? Yes. Emory has a […]