By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies I know we're all tired of constantly being reminded just how different 2020 has been, but think about just HOW different it has been for college freshmen. They visited colleges, researched a variety of schools, made their final lists,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies “Stealth applicants” is the term colleges and universities use to refer to those students whose first communication with a school comes via their admissions application. Essentially, these students haven't shown any interest in the school via webinars, virtual tours,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies November 1, an important college application deadline, is almost upon us and the stress in many homes with high school seniors is almost palpable. Here are some tips to make the last part of the application process run a little...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Before you hit submit for that November 1 Early Decision (ED) deadline, consider this: Early Decision is binding. That means that if you are accepted, you must go. That’s a great option if the college you’re applying to is your...

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...

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