Issues

Issue 60: “I love looking at extracurricular activities”

Issue 60: “I love looking at extracurricular activities”

“Sometimes people think they’re putting on a better act than they actually are,” admissions officer Riley Haris at University of Lynchburg says about falsified activities and essays. We discuss most memorable essays, automatic denials, welcome and unwelcome counselor involvement, and what attributes matter most for gaining admission. Plus, how being one of five siblings taught her how to spot a fib. Lynchburg is featured as one of the “Colleges That Change Lives.”

Issue 59: How parents contribute to teenagers’ stress during college apps

Issue 59: How parents contribute to teenagers’ stress during college apps

“Even well-meaning parents may be unintentionally contributing to a more stressful experience for their teenager during the college admission process,” says adolescent and adult psychologist Dr. Montgomery. This week, SocratesPost continues the convo on how parents contribute to their teenagers’ stress and what to do about it.

Issue 56: Secrets behind online education, from an insider

Issue 56: Secrets behind online education, from an insider

“University is struggling, the business model is not working.” COO and Executive VP of Claremont Lincoln, Joe Sallustio, discusses what doesn’t work about the university business model, how higher ed is changing before our eyes, and why colleges should be training students for jobs that don’t even exist yet.