Current Common Application membership is 979 colleges and universities, 63 of whom are international. Members hail from 19 countries outside the US. This year, 1.2 Million first year applicants submitted 7.5 million applications.
...I proceeded to the Uptown campus of the University at Albany, which features nine schools: Arts and Science, Social Welfare, Education, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Public Health, Business, Public Affairs & Policy, Criminal Justice and Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.
When I take a look at admissions to Master’s and Ph.D programs, for example, I see a range of students from all sorts of undergrad institutions, very selective and not so much, yet what the students all have in common is that they had made the most of their undergrad experiences.
So if you were declined in the last few weeks, it’s okay to be disappointed, but it won’t affect your success in life. You will.
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 […]
My favorite musical, hands down, is Ragtime, which is based on the book of the same name by E. L. Doctorow, and which I have seen several times, not just on Broadway but in a memorable snowy winter night […]
The 2020-2021 version of the Common Application doesn’t go live until August 1, but you can get a head start by creating an account right now at https://apply.commonapp.org/login. Your application will roll over from this year to the […]
Although many plans won’t be released until later this month or in July, we are getting an inkling of what some colleges and universities are planning on doing. Most schools seem to be leaning towards having students on […]
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 […]
Now that colleges have cancelled information sessions and tours, what students learn about colleges virtually has become more important than in the past. Each person will have his or her individual list of preferences and areas of importance, […]
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 — […]