Category: Writing College Application Essays

The Story Behind the Story

Helping students prepare their personal statements is one of my favorite parts of the application process.  No matter what you read online or hear from others, there are no simple formulas to craft a great essay. However, some fundamental components of the personal statement can give you confidence that you… Read more

The Tenth Rule of Applying to College: The Ultimate Answer to Life, College, and Everything

In my long career in education, I have worked as a college admission officer, high school director of college counseling, college admission consultant in private practice, university administrator, teacher, and fundraiser. I have also been a student for many years, culminating in a doctorate in education leadership.  Throughout all these… Read more