Together through the college process

Together through the college process

With the end of first quarter approaching in early November, school is officially back in full swing. As the community settles into its normal routine, students’ workloads pile up higher and higher. Every year, seniors are forced to quickly adjust to courses and classmates as the endless wave of assessments and homework assignments flood their […]

Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Early Decision results were released mid-December for our portfolio and athletic applicants, Audrey* and Nate*, leaving them with decisions in their hands. However, our service and audition applicants, Jenna* and Christopher*, had to wait a bit longer to know their fates. The Portfolio Applicant: Audrey With a smile on her face, Audrey breathed a sigh […]

Seniors apply to schools early, reach more than last year

Seniors applied to colleges early action and decision by Nov. 15 in usual numbers, deans said. Roughly 95 percent of seniors applied early to at least one college, including early action schools, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. “I think there was a coalescing around the usual suspects, the same ten or fifteen colleges,” Cuseo […]

Colleges push back early deadlines

More than two dozen colleges extended their Early Action and Early Decision application deadlines in the face of potential East Coast power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy that would prevent students without access to a working computer from submitting their applications. Many of the extensions apply only to students living in areas affected by the storm. “These extensions […]

High Stakes: Episode 3

By Ali Pechman Last Wednesday, thousands of students ditched Halloween to click the “submit” button on their online Common Applications, backing up the server for hours.  Lindsey was one of these students, finally letting her application to Yale join some 3,500 others, estimated from last year’s figures, though this year’s number will likely be higher […]

Girls face higher bar at certain colleges

By Adam Gold When the admissions decisions for schools in the Ivy League were released on the Thursday before winter break, Chloe Searcy ’07 was anxious to hear from her first choice, Brown University. Searcy, the lead in the school musical and an advanced physics student, had applied early to Brown and been deferred into […]