The phenomenon of expansion and contraction occurs regularly in our lives: the refrigerator is full, and two days later it is near-empty; the fear over COVID overwhelmed us, and now we are in a less worrisome situation. College lists are similar: we encourage them to expand, and then we narrow them to a well-rounded and […]
In more “normal” times, students would construct their college applications with robust resumes and activities that reflected deep involvement and examples of venturing into new and unfamiliar places. For the graduating class of 2021, COVID presented challenges and opportunities when it came to demonstrating involvement. For the graduating class of 2022, applications will again look […]
Filling out my NCAA basketball bracket the other day, I was reminded why I love March Madness so much. When I was a child, instead of doing brackets, my family would pick teams out of a hat, and that would be “your team” throughout the tournament. I would put my hand in the hat, pull […]
Early spring brings more than crocuses . . . regular decision applicants and those students who were deferred earlier in the process finally receive an admission decision – or do they? This year we are seeing a continued trend in waitlisting students. This practice leaves students in limbo for another few months, still uncertain about […]
Just like Ant Clemons and Justin Timberlake claim, “Better Days” are comin’, but in this case, the better days are about standardized testing. The College Board announced this week that they would discontinue subject tests as part of their suite of testing; they will also discontinue offering the essay section of the SAT. After years […]
We can’t stress enough the importance of exploring options virtually this application season. For two days, Strive is sponsoring info sessions with 34 different STEM programs. Dig in!