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Reduced College Application Requirements Bad News for Students

As someone who scours college application requirements, I am keenly aware of changes in application requirements, and without a doubt, a new trend has emerged. High school seniors will initially be grateful for this trend, but will eventually curse the […]

Are You Asking the Wrong Questions on Campus Visits?

Are You Asking the Wrong Questions on Campus Visits?

As a good consumer on the verge of making a major investment, you will likely ask some very astute questions (or your parents ask a barrage of them, mortifying you in the process). Proactively asking questions as you visit colleges […]

College Admissions Survey is Good News for Students

College Admissions Survey is Good News for Students

According to a recent survey, nearly 60% of colleges did not meet their freshmen enrollment goals for the 2013-14 academic year, and this could be the best news you’ve heard all day.  To be sure, counted among the ranks of […]

Why one student said no to the Ivy League

Why one student said no to the Ivy League

Ashlie isn’t going to change the world…she already has, and her story is an important one for college-bound students. Ashlie is bright, witty, intellectually curious, generous and much more.  She’s incredibly talented and this was recognized by the Ivy League […]

No Nagging, Less Stress – The Perfect Way to Apply to College

No Nagging, Less Stress – The Perfect Way to Apply to College

We created College Application Wizard to save your sanity!  If you are a college bound teen or work with one, College Application Wizard will eliminate stress by organizing and managing the multitude of deadlines and requirements in the college admission […]

College Knowledge from a junior wizard

Although I’m a self-proclaimed college admissions wonk, there are some things that even I would change if I were to start this chapter of my life all over again. The first thing that comes to mind is taking a foreign […]

Tips, Trials & Tribulations of a Young College Wizard

Tips, Trials & Tribulations of a Young College Wizard

My name is Matt Stewart and I’m a summer intern for Lynell, Kelly, and College App Wizard. I have known Lynell since the beginning of my senior year of high school, when I was in the stressful midst of my […]

The Four Letter Word Colleges Love

The Four Letter Word Colleges Love

When you were younger, uttering certain four-letter words might have landed you in the time-out chair. In school, those words would likely earn you a detention.  As you think about applying to college, however, there is a particular four-letter word […]

What you Need to Know about College Search you Learned in Kindergarten

What you Need to Know about College Search you Learned in Kindergarten

Prom is done, finals are over, and your brain is officially on summer vacation, but somewhere lurking in the far recesses of your mind looms that which you can only deny for so long…you must begin the search to pick […]

Who the Heck Is Getting into Ivy League Schools?

Who the Heck Is Getting into Ivy League Schools?

So by now you’ve figured out that Ivy League schools are admitting some infinitesimally small percentage of students who apply.  These students are truly the needle in the haystack of college-bound applicants.  Who are they? And what exactly have they […]