By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies College applications are out; let the careless errors begin. A sloppy college application; while one of the easiest missteps to avoid is probably among the most common mistake applicants make. Here are pitfalls you can prevent: A silly email address: If...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies The playing field has essentially been leveled. Students aren't attending elite summer university programs, conducting research, participating in community service projects or mission trips, traveling to distant lands or growing in life-changing outdoor programs. Let's be real, they also...

By Lee Shulman Bierer If I could only give every family one piece of advice about college admissions and the college application process it would be this: Dare to be different. Be different from the beginning – don’t wait like so many other people until...

By Lee Shulman Bierer   Last week I shared information about two early admissions programs: Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED).  Early Action is where colleges have earlier deadlines (October 15 – December 1) and they notify students earlier (December – January) and students are not required...

By Lee Shulman Bierer It would be easy, to assume that with the increase in popularity of online applications (www.commonapp.org, www.mycoalition.org and www.universalcollegeapp.com, that a variety of decisions would be streamlined for college applicants. Unfortunately, it’s just not the case. Colleges appreciate the benefits of the common...

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