Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Application Advice from Deans of Admission

Hurricane Sandy is an appropriate metaphor for life in college counseling offices all over the country.

Students are anxiously finishing final drafts of essays, shoring up teacher recommendations, and making sure every i is dotted and every t is crossed for college applications going out to early admission programs.

Colleges, consequently, all over the country are bracing for thousands of applications to crash their servers around 11:59 pm on November 1st.

In the next 24 hours in our office, we will see hundreds of applications go out to schools all over the country.

Between now and then we will be doing final reviews of applications.

Last week, consequently, deans of admission from Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Michigan were on the Today Show.

They had some great advice for students completing their applications to highly selective schools.

It's worth the six minutes to watch and absorb their advice.

Click here to view the interview.