Interesting Articles on Applying to College


Tips on Application

Are You First Gen? Depends on Who's Asking
New York Times, Novmber 3, 2017

How to Conquer the Admissions Essay
new York Times, August 2, 2017

The Plague of "Early Decision"
New York Times, December 21, 2016

A New Coalition of Elite Colleges Tries to Reshape Admissions
New York Times, October 28, 2015

The Test-Optional Surge
New York Times, October 28, 2015

E.D. II: The Not-So-Early Decision
New York Times, October 26, 2015

Applications by the Dozen, as Anxious Seniors Hedge Bets
New York Times, November 15, 2014

Naked Confessions of the College-Bound
New York Times, June 14, 2014

Four Stand-Out College Essays About Money
New York Times, May 9, 2014

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.
New York Times, November 9, 2013

Robots or Aliens as Parents? Colleges Gauge Applicants' Creativity
New York Times, November 2, 2013

Standing Our from the Crowd
New York times, May 17, 2013

Two,Three Essays? More Can Mean Less
New York Times, April 12, 2013

Reach High

For Accomplished Students, Reaching a Good College Isn't as Hard as It Seems
New York Times, November 29, 2014

Why You Can't Catch Up
New York Times, August 1, 2014

Getting Into the Ivies
New York Times, April 26, 2014

Demand for Low-Income Students

At Elite Universities, a Struggle for Economic Diversity
Boston Globe, August 12, 2017

Improving Economic Diversity at the Better Colleges
New York Times, February 5, 2014

Nudge to Poorer Students to Aim High on Colleges
New York Times, September 25, 2013

Dealing with the Replies

Competition for Colleges Means Higher Anxiety
New York Times, April 20, 2016

How to Survive the College Admissions Madness
New York Times, March 13, 2015

Final Decisions
New York Times, February 7, 2014

More College Applicants Aren't Welcome Till Winter
New York Times, April 16, 2013

Early Decision Agreements

Can You Break an Early Decision Agreement?, March 23, 2012

College Early Decision Agreements - Fine Print Friday, December 17, 2010

You're In. Can You Back Out?
New York Times, November 4, 2007

Wait Lists

On a College Waiting List
New York Times, May 12, 2013

Many Applicants Bide Time on Colleges' Wait Lists
The Boston Globe, May 2, 2014