Early Decision

Application Verdicts Are In. What’s Next?

Last evening I spent several hours perusing the College Confidential discussion forum. It was the second of two “special” evenings there, and I was observing some of the many CC forum members. The two special evenings are related to the Ivies releasing their respective admission decisions. The first evening happens in mid-December for the Early ...


Examining Enrollment Ethics

With about a week to go here in February of 2018, high school seniors await college verdicts. Some of you fortunate seniors have already made your college enrollment decisions, thanks to the Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) process. Knowing where you’ll be going at this point in high school is comforting. Other college-bound ...


10th Graders: Looking Ahead

Most of my posts here are directed at high school juniors and seniors. Some of my articles target parents and current college students. Not many, however, are aimed at 10th-grade high schoolers. I’d like to address that group today. We live in a society that prepares for Christmas starting in September, just after Labor Day. ...


Looking Ahead to College Resources

Some of you high school seniors have already ended your college process. That would be those of you who were accepted Early Decision (ED) last month. Others of you are possibly finished because the goal of being accepted to college has been satisfied through some version of Early Action (EA). You have until May 1st ...


How to “Reverse” a Deferral

Many schools have put my Early Action/Decision application into deferral, is that a bad sign? What steps should I take in order to ensure one accepts me?

Q: Are You Worthy? A: Yes!

Dealing with rejection is difficult. Most high schoolers tend to take being turned down by a college or university on a personal level.

Senior Year: January to June

Let's talk about the final leg of your high school career, senior year -- that long haul from January to June.