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Back to the Future (of College Admissions)

Back to the Future (of College Admissions)

The fifth and final installment in a series of posts dedicated to a deeper-than-usual dive into the college admissions process. By Jenny Umhofer Many pixels have been parsed over the subject of “the future of college admissions.”  These forward-looking conversations...
All About that Race: Color and College Admissions

All About that Race: Color and College Admissions

The fourth in a series of posts dedicated to a deeper-than-usual dive into the college admissions process. By Jenny Umhofer Race and education have always been a combustible mix in the United States.  And that explosive potential has always been...
Comedy and Controversy in College Admissions

Comedy and Controversy in College Admissions

The third in a series of posts dedicated to a deeper-than-usual dive into the college admissions process. By Jenny Umhofer Getting into college is no laughing matter.  Except when it is. In fact, humor abounds in college admissions circles.  The...
The Professionalization of College Admissions

The Professionalization of College Admissions

The second in a series of posts dedicated to a deeper-than-usual dive into the college admissions process. By Jenny Umhofer College admissions wasn’t always this way. There was a time—not too long ago—at colleges and universities across the nation, when...
College Admissions: A Lesson in History

College Admissions: A Lesson in History

The first in a series of posts dedicated to a deeper-than-usual dive into the college admissions process. By Jenny Umhofer       How to get into Harvard in 3 easy steps, 300 years ago: Read Virgil and Cicero in...