College Blog

February 18, 2020

Gateways to Orlando

Sometimes it seems as though I see more colleges and universities on grey days – or rainy days – or cold days. That was the case in January in Florida where the temperature in Central Florida dipped into […]
February 17, 2020

More about Nimbleness

During the fall, I posted about being nimble as colleges change policies. That post was about Cornell and Georgetown, but since then, two of the schools mentioned in that post have changed their policies, as well. Cal Tech removed […]
October 22, 2019

Inside the Admissions Office, Number 12

It was another great night for Inside the Admissions Office at the Mid-Westchester JCC in Scarsdale Monday night. Thank you to Lisa Itzkowitz, my partner in organizing the event, and to the college deans who participated, representing Binghamton […]
October 1, 2019

College News You Need to Know Right Now!

Welcome to the Wild, Wild West. At least that’s what some people are calling the effect of the change in the bylaws of NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Under pressure from an investigation by the […]
September 27, 2019

How Cornell and Georgetown Have Just Changed Their Admissions Policies

One never knows when a college will change a procedure or its admissions requirements. That’s why I have to be nimble and aware of what’s happening in college admissions, because things do change, even in the middle of […]
August 1, 2019

On the Road with Betsy Woolf – Loyola Marymount University

Just nine minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) seems worlds away. Sitting on a high hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the upscale residential community of Playa Vista in the heart of LA’s Silicon […]
June 14, 2019

On the Road with Betsy Woolf – Hood College

One of the perks of this career is the opportunity to not just visit and revisit a wide range of colleges, but also to visit a vast array of locations, many of which I certainly would not have […]
May 5, 2019

It’s Not About How We Rank Against Others; The Goal Is To Do Your Best

Kwame Anthony-Applah, who teaches philosophy at NYU, penned this article in “The Ethicist” column of The New York Times Magazine, May 5, 2019, in response to a high school senior’s distress over her many college denials. It’s long […]
May 3, 2019

In Praise of the Humanities and Social Sciences

I respect the sciences and what they have brought to my world: the ability to read at night; to drive or take the train or fly to visit friends and family; to not worry about polio or small […]
April 18, 2019

Back to Britain – Highlights of the University Tour

Back again in England over the winter, but this time in the north country, courtesy of the British Council. What most universities in the North of England emphasize, aside from academics, are the affordability of its cities and […]