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Presidential Pontifications


By Ed Devine

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

May 1, the sacred day of our profession.  It marks what some think a finish line, an end point to a quest, the culmination …

By Sonia Ryan, Admission Practices Committee Chair

The time is upon us for our students to make deposits and submit their intent to enroll at numerous colleges across the country.  As a reminder, it is never too late to review

Deferred, Not Defeated


By Rebecca Joseph

I know it’s bittersweet to get deferred from your Early Decision or Early Action college! But you didn’t get rejected. They just want to look at you in the regular admission pool. Your chances of ultimately getting …

DEA Inclusion


By Jamilla Jamison

A few weeks ago, my colleague Yamilet Medina López posted a blog about the much-discussed Fisher v. University of Texas – Austin Supreme Court case. In an effort to keep the WACAC and higher education community informed …

Action Alert

Government Relations Update


I’m sure many you are aware of the July 7 UC Santa Cruz “accept/rescind” letters that went to many of this fall’s first year students.  There was great frustration and very little transparency about why this happened.  Considerable time was …

Finding the Fit Logo

Lizzie Bennett


The college process has a lot of fairy tale-like aspects. Like Cinderella, I’ve had to research, visit, and perform all sorts of tedious tasks before being able to show up at the ball, or the Common App. My fairy godmother …

It hasn’t quite been a full year for me as a college counselor, but with the school year drawing to a close (20 school days til graduation!), it’s time to look back on how my ’til “freshman year” on the …

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Driving Into the Future


My Options
Now to explain how I have narrowed down my options I have to explain all of my options.

I was accepted to three schools: all Catholic, four-year institutions. Two of them are in-state and one is two states …

The Mad Dash to May 1


When I worked in admissions, the only thing that got me through countless admitted student events all spring was the countdown to one thing: MAY 1. Now that I’m on the high school side, I don’t have that same feeling …