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Over the next few days, private schools will notify families about their admissions decisions. I’ve worked with hundreds of families...

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We’re not breaking new ground to note that life seems to come with ups and downs. And…we want to spare...

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Standardized tests have few virtues but not all are vices. One positive is that the tests serve as a tool...

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The Gap Year Option

School Admissions

One way to launch your undergraduate years with purpose and determination is this: take a gap year! Recent studies show...

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American University (AU) and the University of Denver (DU) have a number of shared characteristics, but there is one that...

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If you ever want to talk to someone who is enthusiastic about the university he is attending, you should spend...

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3 Tips To Build a Balanced College List

College School Admissions

Finding the best college for you begins with self-discovery—getting to know yourself, your interests, your goals, and what’s most important....

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Anna Sweeney may have a better understanding than most of how to decide on a college. That’s because her story...

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To be successful, a big project requires inspiration, and that can come from anywhere—even an essay prompt. Known for its...

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Few American cities are as steeped in history as Washington and Boston. Each locale boasts a rich political and cultural...