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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...

To Email, Mail, or Text: That Is The Question

This WACACast is a small batch edition thanks to the many many applications Chapman and USC received this season! In it, Sam and Grant talk about different ways of notifying students of their admission decisions and cap it off with...
Why Are You Going to College?

Why Are You Going to College?

1,332. This is the number of college essays I have read to date this season. I’m getting to the point where I need to blink every few minutes to prevent my eyes from drying out. Amidst the daunting process that …
Wish Me Luck! I’m Taking the SAT!

Wish Me Luck! I’m Taking the SAT!

Every year, before we begin file review, our office goes through a few days of training.  There is always a portion dedicated to standardized tests–to go over what they measure and how we should and should not use them in …
Closing Time

Closing Time

By the time this post is live, I will be done with recruitment.  I have a weekend of interviews in Houston, where I will talk to 28 high school seniors over two days and pray that I don’t ask one …