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Women's Colleges Are on the Wrong Side of History on Transgender Women

In 2014, women’s colleges remain vibrant and relevant institutions, supported by their alumni and sought after by college applicants. Yet despite …

Transwomen

5 Pieces of Good News From a College Admissions Application Essay Counselor

I'm taking a guess that all rising high school seniors not glued to the World Cup are either fretting about their college app essays, casting glances at the essay prompts, or trying to put the darn essays as far out of their summer vacationing minds as possible.<p>The bad news is that these essays …

Learn What Colleges Want on an Application

College applications vary from one college to the next, and every college and university has slightly different criteria for determining which …

College & University

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Trump-Putin Summit<p>Cover StoryTrump’s National Security Team Must Resign Fred Kaplan After Helsinki, anyone who sticks with him is doing a disservice …

How many college applications is too many? | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - On the surface, it seems to be a simple question: How many college applications should you submit?<p>The answer may be more than parents may think, and the reason is that the admissions process has become less predictable, college consultants said.<p>“I have one student this year …

Yale Application Reader Reveals 4 Proven Tips For Ivy League Admission

There are no guarantees in the college admissions game, especially at name-brand institutions like those in the Ivy League. Not everyone is going to gain admission, even if, as I noted in my previous post, they meet the top benchmarks for acceptance: stratospheric test results and transcripts. …

7 Cliché College Application Essays You Should Avoid

"Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment or experience that is important to you."<p>In some form or other, this prompt will be on almost every college application this fall, leaving admissions officers inevitably to read hundreds of college essay topics that are far too similar.<p>So how …

What NOT to Include in Your College Application Essays

College early action and early decision deadlines have come and gone, and you know what that means! Time to start prepping even more essays. (Sorry to all those going through this process. I feel your pain.)<p>The good news is: I have some words of wisdom to help make sure your essays are "totally …