By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies   Hey Hollywood, how about a new television show called “So You Think You Can Be A Professional Athlete?”  The stats aren’t encouraging. According to http://www.ncaa.org  there are a few million high school athletes, more than 460,000 NCAA student-athletes, and fewer...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies   If you’re the parent of a high school senior and you’re thinking about how to pay for college without going broke, it’s a whole new, expensive world. Paying for College Without Going Broke is one the best-sellers of Princeton...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Being deferred is NOT the same as being rejected. It may feel that way for students, but this year with a record number of early applications there has also been a record number of deferrals. A student who applies through...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Last week I shared a glossary of financial aid terms (A-F) that families in the midst of applications and those approaching it should know. This week I'll finish off the alphabet with definitions provided by a great website: www.studentaid.org....

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies When students are writing their "Why this college?" essay, they need to convince the admissions office that the college is a great fit for them. How students do that is up for interpretation Robert Cronk, one of my faithful readers...

By Lee Shulman Bierer WHY US????????? Why is the “Why this college?” so important? Colleges care why students put their college on their list and many colleges incorporate the “why?” question into their applications. While most students find themselves having to write a variety of essays for different...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Don't be one of those college students that ends up on the evening news because they didn't take the pandemic seriously. Listen to the doctors and school administrators about dealing with Covid. But, read further in today's column about dealing...

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