Common Admission Myths

Myths and Truths About Applying to Ivy League Schools

Today’s article was written by Erica Cirino. When it comes to applying to college, there’s no one-size-fits all formula. Because every student is different, colleges weigh each student’s application differently. Further, some colleges place more weight on certain aspects of students’ applications, such as the admissions essay or standardized test scores. Applying to Ivy League ...


College Admissions Mythology

“Common wisdom.” “Common knowledge.” “Traditional approaches.” I was in a discussion the other day with a mother whose daughter was in the midst of her college application process. It was a rather lengthy discussion that covered just about everything that the woman’s daughter was doing to effect what she thought was the best approach to ...