Wait, Wait, Don’t Admit Me, or Will I Ever Get Off the Waiting List?

Waiting lists are a part of life.  Restaurants.  Bars.  Library books. Tickets to a show.  College.  And in all these cases but the last one, if you have a little patience, it usually works out. Thousands of students are sitting in the waiting room.  Will they get out? Waiting list season has begun.  Thousands of … Continue reading Wait, Wait, Don’t Admit Me, or Will I Ever Get Off the Waiting List?

It Is Time To Eliminate the SAT and ACT Optional Essays

While over 70% of students taking the SAT and more than 50% taking the ACT opt in to the essay, not even 2% of colleges require an essay score.  Students and taxpayers are sending tens of millions of dollars into the College Board's and ACT's coffers and don't appear to be getting anything out of … Continue reading It Is Time To Eliminate the SAT and ACT Optional Essays

Are SAT Subject Tests A Sinking Ship?

As more and more schools drop their SAT Subject Test requirement, it seems like almost nobody is interested in the exams anymore, perhaps least of all the College Board. Students aiming for uber-selective schools, however, probably still need to take them. UPDATE (4/5/18):  Harvard has changed its policy from require to recommend.  Its old policy … Continue reading Are SAT Subject Tests A Sinking Ship?