University Of Pennsylvania

The Stress of Admissions Decisions

If you have been following the College Confidential discussion forum at all, or if you know a high school senior who has applied early (ED or EA) to college, you may have seen a flashing red light on their stress meter. Of course, I follow the forum quite closely and what I see there is ...

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Penn Launches “How to Apply to College”

Over the years that I’ve worked with high schoolers and their families guiding them through the college admissions process, I’ve always tried to extend my help to those who have needed it most. Looking back, I think that pro bono work can be many times the most rewarding. That thought leads me to an exciting ...

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Mid-Year Reports

Mid-year reports are sort of the “other shoe” of college applications, and they’re coming due right around this time of year. If you go to Google and search for the term “college mid-year report,” you’ll find this definition (for those of you unfamiliar with the term): The Mid-Year Report is an application form that a ...

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More College Rankings

If you’re a high school student, or the parent of a high school student, trying to figure out what colleges might be the best for you or your child to consider, the wonderful world of college rankings may appear to be a good place to start your search for candidates. To see just how daunting  ...

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