Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
March 4, 2015
A Young Alum from Georgetown Weighs In
In my last post, I urged parents, who are stressed about how their kids are going to get into the most elite schools, (these are mostly affluent families) to ditch this toxic worry. If you missed the post here it is: Stop Fixating On These Colleges I had a young alum from one of those elite schools write a thoughtful...
June 11, 2011
8 Tips: Transferring to Another College
Most of the attention during every admission season is on high school seniors, which means transfer students often get lost in the shuffle. That’s a shame since a sizable number of college students end up transferring every year. According to special transfer student report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, a third of students end up transferring to...
March 31, 2009
Giving Rich Kids a College Advantage
The New York Times published a front-page article recently which discussed how some colleges are giving preferential treatment to rich students. The trend shouldn’t be surprising. Actually, the vast majority of private colleges have been playing out of this rule book for many years. It didn’t take the current financial crisis to trigger it. Regardless of how you feel about...