Free guidance from admissions officers

Few people are doing more to calm the college admissions frenzy than the The Education Conservancy is.  And they give some pretty great advice from admissions officers on how to take control of the college admissions process.  It's worth forwarding on to your friends and to parents who seem far too wound up in the […]

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The backlash against over-parenting

Time Magazine recently ran a cover story about the dangers of over-parenting.  The author presents an argument that hovering less and allowing kids to find their own way actually produces happier kids…and happier parents.  And there is some pretty compelling evidence supporting the method of "letting them grow by letting go." We've watched over 2500 […]

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Safety vs. risk

A lot of the best ways to get into college today are counterintuitive.  What feels safe is risky.  And what feels risky is often the surest way to get in. The riskiest way to write a college essay is to try and write what you think the admissions committee wants to hear.  You'll end up […]

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Advice for Gettysburg College applicants

We're always telling our Collegewise students that every essay question on a college application is there for a reason.  And for applicants to Gettysburg College, this essay question is no exception. "Gettysburg College students are engaged learners and 'make a difference' both on and off campus through their academic and extracurricular activities. Describe a situation […]

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