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Essay is a critical part of a college application

While some colleges have eased their requirements for essays in the admissions process, the Common Application continues to require one essay. Many schools also require supplemental essays. Those stud... read more

Video essays are a hot topic in college admissions as more schools allow them

But the increasing popularity of video essays worries some admissions officials, including Henry Broaddus, dean of admission at William and Mary. College applications are "absolutely confidential reco... read more

How to Write the Personal Statement for College Applications

If you’re seeing your high schooler through the college application process for the first time ... As with any other form of writing, editing is a critical part of the process. When I work with studen... read more

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Cappuccino, Bill Lee and the Harvard Admissions Case

But [then-president of Harvard] Drew Gilpin Faust called me and said, “Bill, why don’t you handle the trial part?” I had been involved ... The question of whether race can be used in college admission... read more

Valentina of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Is Back, Mi Amor!

Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor ... a private school in a small town in Louisiana whose administrators doctored college applications and lied about students’ hards... read more

Bohart Museum's One-Of-A-Kind Calendar Draws Laughs

Professor Kimsey collects strange, funny and odd answers that her students pen on their tests or essays in Entomology ... fiction-fantasy," Kimsey said. "In part, this is because every year ... read more

LA schools are awarded $77 million in federal grant money for college access among low-income students

As a young Angeleno in an unstable housing situation and low-income parents, college was far from a given for Mark Aguilar. But thanks in part to a national college ... parents’ lack of familiarity wi... read more

12 Secrets of College Admissions Officers

Officers will always have a profile of your high school, whether it’s part of your application ... Rachel Toor worked in college admissions at Duke before writing a book, Admissions Confidential. (Too... read more

Bard’s Better Admissions Application

Bard College, a highly selective liberal-arts school in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is about to enter the second year of a revolutionary college-admissions experiment: four wickedly challenging ess... read more

How this woman will lead UCF's efforts to prepare the workforce of the future

When I came to UCF, I was named a vice provost for teaching and learning and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies in 2015. I also believe it is critical for a provost ... they can to be compet... read more

If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays--Stop It!

A few years ago, I got the chance to be an AP English reader for the College Board. Over and over, if a student used the rudimentary three-part "argument," there was no way he or she could demonstrate ... read more

How a Dubious Forensic Science Spread Like a Virus

Although the reliability of blood-spatter analysis was never proven or quantified, its steady admission by courts rarely wavered ... But in his off hours, he taught forensics at a nearby community col... read more

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