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Public higher education is not a reward for hard work

Here in California, there was a measure to officially restore affirmative action to the public university admissions process.

(The movement navigated through our state senate, but then the popular narrative is that the Asian-American community tanked it before public had a chance to vote on it. 860 more words

How To: Strong College Admission Application (Part 1)

April 17, 2014

By Rob Welborn, SC Test Prep

As a former admission counselor and in my current work at SC Test Prep, I have repeatedly noticed the disconnect between admission offices and families regarding what actually happens during the evaluation process. 504 more words


Why Art History?

Art and design are all about doing. Creating, building, drawing, painting, sculpting; you get the picture. Sometimes we forget that an important aspect of creating something new relies on understanding something old; something that others have created before us. 376 more words


Apparently, SAT scores do matter

I’ve always written off SAT scores- concluding that they measure someone’s ability to take tests more than anything else. I sided with the likes of Elizabeth Kolbert, who… 216 more words

Perception is everything

We’ve been enjoying this first real warm Sunday.

Since we got home from church Basil’s been cleaning out the garage.

Catherine and I took a long walk through the neighborhood, then set ourselves up outside for a bit of fresh air and sunshine while Catherine chose her dining plan and filled out the housing information for… 126 more words


A Mother and Daughter's Lesson About Return on Investment

“How much does it cost?” I asked my 16-year-old daughter last week as we were turning our attention to this upcoming summer.  Since my family moved to Singapore almost 3 years ago, the kids and I typically escape the blistering summers in Singapore and join the mass exodus of ex-pats going back to their home countries for those three months out of the year.   943 more words

Impact Investing

CollegeSphere Word of the Week: Waitlist

What are your chances of getting sprung from waitlist purgatory?

‘Tis the season of the college waitlist, arguably the worst admissions decision you could get from a school. 365 more words