Author Archives: Will Dix

About Will Dix

I am currently writing a book about college admission. I'm interested in the intersection of the college process and American culture. I attended Amherst College in the 1970s, taught high school English and theater at The Hill School in the '80s, returned to Amherst in the '90s as an admission dean, and began the '00s as a college counselor at the University of Chicago Laboratory School. I then joined Chicago Scholars as Program Director. Currently, I blog about college admission for Forbes.com. I also help community organizations serving low income students understand the college admission process so more students can consider gaining access to higher education. I have a few private college counseling clients that I take by referral only. The views expressed in this blog are mine alone.

I marched in Chicago this past Saturday.

I marched in Chicago this past Saturday…It was a moving and powerful experience. https://goo.gl/oJFLoC

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A new book adds little to the college ad

A new book adds little to the college admission debate over standardized testing. See my new Forbes entry at https://goo.gl/CVSifg.

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Curating Your College List, Writing the Application Essay, College as Work, and Wondering About Colleges’ Effect On Society: New Forbes Entries

Some college application advice and some commentary. Enjoy! Continue reading

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DOJ’s Investigation Into College “Reverse Discrimination” Likely to Backfire

My latest post at Forbes.com suggests that the Dept. of Justice’s look at supposed discriminatory behavior at “elite” colleges and universities will only create a worse situation. Also, hasn’t the Supreme Court already spoken on this issue? Let me know … Continue reading

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Using 529 Accounts to Pay for College

My latest entry at Forbes.com: https://goo.gl/89eCqf.

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