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68 institutions join the Common Application

Last week (May 18 – 20, 2015) I attended the SuperACAC conference in Reno, Nevada. Members of Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC), Pacific Northwest ACAC, and Rocky Mountain ACAC got together to talk about all things related to college admissions. 276 more words


TP's quick college admissions timeline for rising seniors

The following post was originally published on our sister site, The Prospect.

Congratulations! You have made it through your junior year and soon will be going through the process of applying to colleges. 54 more words

To College (and Beyond)

Working-Class People in Higher Education: My Story, Part 1

A few weeks ago, I encouraged working-class college applicants to share their experiences and challenge discriminatory practices. I guess I should start things off by describing my own background and education. 979 more words

Higher Education

Remembering and Learning

On this Memorial Day, we should remember not only American dead, but foreign victims of unjust wars started by our elite. Most American wars lacked the moral rigor of World War II and the U.S. 700 more words


Class Notes: A Story of Bias in 2003 and Today

I told you I’ve been covering class bias in higher education for a long time. I was going through some old files when I found this unpublished piece on from 2003. 3,530 more words


Changing the college application game

Today we feature 2014 Ed2Save Fellow Dr. Deb Felix. Formerly a university admissions officer, she now works with families to help students find the path that is best for them after high school. 568 more words

Ed2S Fellows

Really though, don't sound conceited

Perhaps the most important thing to know in winning college admissions essays is to be yourself. If you’re a hoodrat, be a hoodrat. If you’re a hipster, be a hipster. 677 more words

Admissions Essay