The Coolest Part of the College Application

“What’s the coolest part of the application,” asked Shawn Felton, the director of undergraduate admissions at Cornell University at a seminar I attended at this Fall’s NACAC convention in Columbus, Ohio. The answer is the essay. “I like the surprise of essays,” he said. As Katie Fretwell, the dean of admission and financial aid at…

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Context is Key, Say Inside the Admissions Office Panelists

Once again, the Inside the Admissions program was a resounding success, thanks to the participation of deans and directors from Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Oberlin College, Syracuse University, Swarthmore College, the University of Chicago and the University of Richmond. The evening theme was “context.” Why do admissions officers decide the way they do? Context is…

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Inside the Admissions Office – No. 8

The 8th annual Inside the Admissions program was a great success. Deans and directors from Case Western Reserve University, College of Charleston, Franklin & Marshall College, University of Chicago, University of Rochester and University of Virginia shared their insight into college admissions with a rapt audience of parents and students at the JCC of MidWestchester…

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Inside the Admissions Office

Once again, the popular Inside the Admissions Office program in Westchester County was a resounding success. Thank you to the students and families who attended the sixth annual program and to the panel of admissions deans and directors from American University, Emory University, Lafayette College, the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University and the University of…

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