My Short Reaction to the Legacy Admission Issue

Eliminating legacy admissions at "elite" colleges sounds like a noble thing but is also short-sighted and more in the realm of virtue signaling than anything else. It assumes that all legacies are admitted automatically because they're legacies, which is untrue. It assumes that legacy applicants are all wealthy white kids, which is problematic. It also … Continue reading My Short Reaction to the Legacy Admission Issue

What Does “Eliminating Legacy Preferences” in College Admission Really Mean?

Eliminating "legacy preferences" in college admission is harder than it seems.

NACAC Notes, Columbus OH, 2016

Some thoughts on the latest annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. I attended several sessions, including Juan Sanchez's talk. As usual, I saw many colleagues and had a chance to catch up, even if only on the fly. I took some notes and share them here. Some of my thoughts and comments … Continue reading NACAC Notes, Columbus OH, 2016

Ten Questions for Annie Reznik

As we begin a new school year with a new way to apply to college, several questions remain about the rationales that led to the formation of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. Some of the mechanics of applying through the Coalition's Common Application-like format have been covered here, but larger and more philosophical … Continue reading Ten Questions for Annie Reznik

The College Process as Existential Crisis

Students going through the college process may be experiencing an existential crisis before they're ready for it.