applying to college

June 9, 2022

On the Road with Betsy Woolf – CalArts

CalArts was founded by the Disneys in 1961 as a performing and visual arts educational institution. It is a direct entry school, which means that a student applies into a particular program. CalArts houses six separate schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. All undergraduate programs – there are around 70 -  lead to a BFA degree.
May 17, 2022

Update on the Common Application

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.
May 16, 2022

In a New York State of Mind

...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.
March 27, 2020
Emory University

On the Road with Betsy Woolf – The Two Sides of Emory 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 […]
March 21, 2020
Georgia Tech

On the Road with Betsy Woolf – Georgia Institute of Technology

There’s a new campus recreation center at Georgia Tech, replacing the one I saw years ago. Georgia Tech was the site of the swimming and diving events for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Since then, a new rec center […]
March 15, 2019
character in college admissions

Character in College Admissions

What a week of revelations about college admissions! Today’s Inside Higher Education features an article about a committee of which I am proud to be a member, the Character Collaborative, whose work is even more timely and important […]
November 15, 2018

Give Thanks for Our Wonderful Children

If I had one word to tell parents of high school students applying to college, it’s perspective. Your students are capable, but please remember that they are mostly 17-year-olds. Their responses to doing the work necessary to apply, […]
October 19, 2018

Takeaways from Inside the Admissions Office, October 2018

If you couldn’t make it to the Inside the Admissions Office program at the JCC of Mid-Westchester on Monday, October 15th, don’t worry. This blog gives you the highlights of that dynamic evening with a panel of admissions deans from across […]