Recruit’s Mom Rolls Eyes At Webinar

Recruiting Webinar | ACT/SAT Prep | Essays Bootcamp Got a great response to my last email about tonight’s recruiting webinar, from a friend/client who shall remain nameless, and who’s son is a high level DIII athlete.  She was at a tournament for her younger son this weekend, and wrote, “I wish I had your latest email…

Big College Essay Mistake

Essays/Apps Bootcamp | ACT/SAT | Recruiting Webinar I’m still recovering from yesterday’s essays and applications bootcamp, our first of the summer. Congrats to the 19 students who worked all day on their essays!  I would have HATED something like that when I was 16. Who am I kidding?  I never would have gone to an…

When’s the “Best Time” to start college planning?

Yesterday, I spoke to more than 100 Chinese-Americans about the college essay (what did you do this weekend?).  I headlined before the next speaker, who delivered her talk on financial aid…in Mandarin. Side note:  I still don’t know how you translate “FAFSA.” Side note #2:  the guy in charge of the venue, the VFW in Albertson, told…

Decapitated Bodies and Your College Essay

Before I tell you what the h-ell today’s subject header is about, let me do a little ‘splaining. 🙂 Picture the life of your average admissions officer, sorting through application after application, long into the dark, cold winter nights. It’s not easy to figure out who’s qualified to attend a particular college, given rampant high…