Preparing For Your Campus Visits

Preparing For Your Campus Visits

Driving back from our fourth campus tour in a snowy, rainy mix, after a long day of walking and talking and listening, as my daughter snoozed, my head pounded. A hot, itchy skin patch on my neck taunted me, and I powered through the three-plus hour drive. When I got...
To Submit or Not to Submit, That is the Question!

To Submit or Not to Submit, That is the Question!

Students often ask: should I submit my test scores? Unless they got a perfect score, the answer is almost always, “It depends.” Yes, it’s an annoying response during the confounding application process. With such a large investment of time, money,...
Test Score Optional, Optional!

Test Score Optional, Optional!

Why Take the Tests Even If I am Applying to Test Score Optional Colleges? While roughly half of my college coaching students in the most recent cycle elected to submit their test scores, I advise ALL students to at least take the tests and see what they get. ...
Qu’est-ce que c’est? It’s FAFSA Time  

Qu’est-ce que c’est? It’s FAFSA Time  

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) went live one week ago. It’s a new version of the form and has been buggy and inaccessible to many, but one hopes the site will be working more smoothly in the weeks to come.  There are no income limits to...
Last Day of Class!

Last Day of Class!

It was a wonderful Fall semester, as evidenced by the great connections and relationships between my students and me in all of my three classes. I love watching as strangers become friends and as “shy” people stand up and allow themselves to be seen and heard by their...
KEEP CALM AND COLLEGE ON IN 2024!

KEEP CALM AND COLLEGE ON IN 2024!

The Write College Holiday Promotion Book before 2024, and receive discounts on packages of 5 and 10 coaching sessions.  Package of 5 – $600 (two free sessions) COUPON CODE: HOLIDAYS5 Package of 10 – $1020 (four free sessions) COUPON CODE: HOLIDAYS10...
#FAIL of the Week – University Presidents

#FAIL of the Week – University Presidents

This week, the leaders of Harvard, MIT, and UPenn ironically did not understand the assignment when testifying in front of Congress about Antisemitism on their campuses. Asked whether a student’s calling for the genocide of Jews would violate student codes of...
Reflection

Reflection

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” ― Blaise Pascal One of the great practices I have embraced within the past four years is that of the Weekly Review. On Friday afternoons, I reflect on my week and how...
Welcome to My Ikigai

Welcome to My Ikigai

Welcome to The Write College, where the college application process is a joyride and students learn skills that will help them well beyond the moment they press “submit!”  I discovered the need for college essay and application coaching when my oldest child was...