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Drexel University Mistakenly Congratulates the Rejected

(PHILADELPHIA) — Drexel University in Philadelphia is apologizing to hundreds of applicants who were denied admission but then mistakenly received follow-up emails congratulating them on getting in. 102 more words

Calling Out Colleges on Legacy Preferences

I was interviewed recently for a Razorcake podcast that will be available next week. Candice Tobin conducted the interview and she asked some questions about what people can do to confront class bigotry in college admissions. 172 more words

Higher Education

The Appeal of Test-Optional Colleges

Over 850 colleges don’t require the SAT/ACT as part of the admissions process.

By Anne Vaccaro Brady

With just the thought of the SAT or ACT sending a rush of anxiety through the average teenager, the opportunity to apply to college without having to sit for either test brings a big sigh of relief from a high school student. 606 more words


Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

It’s that time of year when many high school seniors are deciding where to go to college in the fall. The admissions letters and the rejection letters have been received so that part of the process is over…except for the waiting list issue… 175 more words


What SAT score you need to get into top schools

We wish there was a magic number we could tell you that could guarantee an acceptance to the school of your choosing. Unfortunately, we can’t. The good news is that most schools report the “average” SAT scores and make it publicly available on their admissions websites and in college guide books. 228 more words

Coach Corner

12 things to do after submitting your tuition deposit

Congratulations to all of the students who have made their final college choice. While the big choice has been made and the tuition deposit has been sent, there are still some things students need to remember before heading off to college in the fall. 841 more words


Thanks to Class Action for Posting My Story on Their Facebook Page

The team at Class Action have linked my resignation letter on their Facebook page. If you haven’t visited Class Action before, the group is a non-profit that fights prejudice based on social class, as well as other forms of prejudice. 229 more words