If you tell me that I can take my child to Six Flags but there is a chance I may not get in, that will dissuade me and make me less likely to go. However, the opposite is true with college admissions. The colleges that are on the verge of closing and are lowering their [...]
In this article, we discuss the growing test-optional reasons. We talk about why the test-optional movement has so much momentum right now. We list the advantages to a school making the decision to drop the ACT and the SAT as requirements for admissions. Reason 1: Students hate completing the ACT and the SAT. You may [...]
If you are waitlisted at some colleges, just move on because, for many colleges, a waitlist is a deferred denial.
In this article we take a look at actual waitlist data for the class of 2022, courtesy of the great website, Kickstarter. We share the data so you can see how hard it is to get off the waitlist at certain schools and we examine the reasons why it is so hard to get admitted [...]
How to Get Answers to your Pressing College Questions from a College Admissions Podcast GalleryAdmission Trends, Admissions Advice, Featured, Hot Topics, Miscellaneous, Mistakes Applicants Make, Paying For College
One year ago, Anika Madden and I started planning to launch our podcast and five months ago, Anika and I launched the “Your College-Bound Kid” podcast. It has been one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. People often ask, why did you do it? Well, from one perspective, it doesn’t make a lot [...]
The test-optional movement is alive and well. On October 28, 2015, the New York Times published an article entitled “Test Optional Surge.” The article said the following: For those who argue that the SAT and ACT should be dropped as criteria for college admission, this has been an affirming year. Forty-seven colleges and universities have [...]