College News

July 18, 2016

Changes in College Admissions

Some days, college admissions seems like its same old routine self. Other days, well, “the times they are a changin’.” I came back from vacation to discover these changes in the world of college admissions: * The ACT […]
June 23, 2016

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – University of Delaware

Summer is the time when many families take to the road to visit colleges, and I am no exception. On a very hot – around 93 degrees – day in June, I was on the road, revisiting the […]
June 15, 2016

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – University of Hartford

I keep copious notes of my college visits, and when I looked back at my last visit to the University of Hartford, I was shocked to read that it had been almost ten years! Of course, I’ve kept […]
June 3, 2016

How Parents Can Help Their Teens Prepare to Apply to College

* Get the Details. There are a lot of things to think about when applying to college: what to study, distance from home, size of the campus, dorm life, etc. However, lots of teens forget to consider whether the […]
May 31, 2016

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Goucher College

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve visited Goucher College, but it’s always nice to return to this 300-acre residential campus that combines the proximity of the city with the bucolic life of the country. Goucher […]
March 14, 2016

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Occidental College

I spent Leap Day on a return trip to the bucolic campus of Occidental College in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles, where the atmosphere is intellectual and students are politically and socially aware and active. Students […]
October 22, 2015

Inside the Admissions Office – No. 8

The 8th annual Inside the Admissions program was a great success. Deans and directors from Case Western Reserve University, College of Charleston, Franklin & Marshall College, University of Chicago, University of Rochester and University of Virginia shared their […]
October 12, 2014

A Great Night for Inside the Admissions Office

The 7th annual Inside the Admissions Office program was a resounding success! Thank you to the 200 high school students and parents who attended the program at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. A special thank you to the deans […]
January 7, 2014

Trends in College Admission 2014

Peter Johnson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Columbia University, recently addressed a meeting of professional members of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. As a professional member of IECA, I was in that audience. Following are some highlights from […]
October 5, 2013

Inside the Admissions Office

Once again, the popular Inside the Admissions Office program in Westchester County was a resounding success. Thank you to the students and families who attended the sixth annual program and to the panel of admissions deans and directors […]