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Ten Questions for Annie Reznik

As we begin a new school year with a new way to apply to college, several questions remain about the rationales that led to the formation of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. Some of the mechanics of applying … Continue reading

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The College Process as Existential Crisis

Students going through the college process may be experiencing an existential crisis before they’re ready for it. Continue reading

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Curioser and Curioser…The Coalition’s Sleight of Hand at IACAC

To convert a skeptic, you need some solid facts. I’m still a skeptic. Continue reading

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Unicorns & Rainbows:The Myth of Collegiality in College Admission

The field of college admission attracts sociable, talented, bright, mission-oriented people who care about students and their success. At conferences, during phone calls, and over emails, we emphasize “getting to yes” and being collegial. Over the thirty years I’ve been … Continue reading

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Bad Faith in the College Counseling World

Whatever one may think of the new admission program/system/fantasia recently presented by the so-called “Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success,” it has exposed a jagged, deep fault line existing between college admission offices and high school counselors. This line has … Continue reading

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“Access” in Wonderland

Crabby explores the fatuousness of self-satisfaction… The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a group of 80 or so “elite” colleges and universities, has announced a new application system that has, to say the least, raised some hackles among those of … Continue reading

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From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

Crabby makes a few end of summer suggestions… Who knew that a movie made in 1989 with the flimsiest story and oldest high school students you can imagine would strike so closely at the absurdities of the college admission process? … Continue reading

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