Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
October 20, 2014
Do College Admission Reps Know Much?
Is your university need blind? I once saw a couple of enthusiastic young admission reps from a pair of Catholic universities back East try to answer that question at a college conference. The reps were specifically asked whether their schools might reject some applicants if they required a lot of financial assistance. Both admission reps vigorously assured the counselor who asked...
September 19, 2013
Need Aware vs. Need Blind Colleges
My last post focused on whether families should indicate on a college application whether they will seek financial aid. Here’s my position: if you need financial aid to attend college, you should apply for aid. In case you missed it, here is the post: Should You Apply for Financial Aid? My post prompted a mom to make this observation: Good...
July 20, 2012
Dirty Secrets of College Admission Officers
If you’ve got a Kindle or a Nook and you haven’t bought a copy of the second edition of my book, The College Solution yet, you are in luck! The publisher is temporarily giving away the electronic version of my new book for free! I don’t know how long this price will last, but I’d jump on it. If...
December 29, 2010
The Dirty Little Secrets of College Admissions
Today I want to share a piece, which originally ran in the Washington Post, that was written by Dean P. Skarlis, who is president of The College Advisor of New York in Albany. I liked what Skarlis had to say so much about today’s college admission climate that I asked if I could share it with you. According to the...