Category Archives: Questions You’re Afraid To Ask

Common Application Mistake: Applying to a School for All The Wrong Reasons

Are you trying to write a compelling application to a target school and feel like you’re coming up short?  It could be time to go back over the two critical questions (Why this path? Why this school?) and reassess whether the fit is really good after all.   It’s not that applying to school shouldn’t take time, effort, and even a bit of frustration.  Telling a high-quality, cohesive story about your motivations for attending school is no easy task.  Yet, most effort should be spent in crafting the story–not figuring..

Explaining Things That Look Bad. Like, Really Bad.

We all make mistakes.  And, unfortunately for some of us, those mistakes will be front and center for admissions committees to see.  If you’ve ever been expelled or suspended, had a longer-than-generally-tolerated spate of bad grades…if your child has bitten, hit, or bullied other children frequently enough to be noted by school administrators, or has exhibited some other bad behavior that is bound to make its way on record, you’ve got some explaining to do.  This posting explores how to handle unflattering information that will appear on your (or your..