The Dark Underside of Community Service in the Quest for College Admission

Is community service in a developing country a good idea for improving your college application? Is it a good idea for the poor people the teens may serve? The answer may be “No” to both questions.

Dirty Secrets of College Admissions–It's More Art Than Science

Thanks to a reader, I stumbled upon a new publication today (new to me, anyway). The Daily Beast is running an article entitled, “Dirty Secrets of College Admissions.”  The author interviewed dozens of current and former admissions officers to ask about what the process is really like.   The answer?  It’s random.   Parents and […]