November 5, 2020

Dream Scenario: West Chester University (PA)

Before COVID I visited anywhere between 10 and 15 schools during the first six months of a year. I sometimes left campus with a dream scenario about the school I had just visited. For instance, what if Cornell was in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, a place with waterfalls, close to […]
September 9, 2020

The New Normal of Test Optional Admissions

Test optional admissions have become a “new normal” for the upcoming college admissions cycle. They have presented many concerns and questions for parents and students alike. There is also uncertainty about upcoming test centers and test dates as high schools and colleges plan to reopen this fall.  This post features […]
August 24, 2020

The Good and the Bad About Big City Colleges

George Washington University (GW), my wife’s alma mater, is the perfect example of a big city college. It has risen in popularity as admissions to more selective schools have become more competitive.  GW is often cross-shopped against other big city colleges such as Boston University, Drexel University, Fordham University, New […]