From the archive:

August 14, 2013

All Aboard!

All aboard! Sign ups begin tomorrow for our first tour, The Golden Gate Adventure.

August 11, 2013

The Ideal English Major

What is an English major good for? Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

August 6, 2013

Ignoring the Founders

What is college for? This thoughtful article asks that question. Source: Inside Higher Ed

July 6, 2013

Elite Colleges Struggle To Recruit Smart, Low-Income Kids

Source: NPR Morning Edition

July 25, 2013

America's Top Colleges 2013

California has the top ranked college (Stanford) and the top-ranked state school (Cal). Source: Forbes

June 28, 2013

College Affordability and Transparency Center

Source: US Dept. of Education

April 9, 2013

You Got In; Now, Please Come

Colleges Use Phone Calls, Visits, Even High Teas to Get Admitted Students to Enroll. "Students who come to campus are three times as likely to accept admission..." Source: The Wall Street Journal

April 9, 2013

10 Tips to Make Your Final College Choice

Source: USNews

November 28, 2012

SuperMatch College Search

For range of topics covered, it's hard to beat College Confidential. Link:

November 16, 2012

When Colleges Look Up Applicants on Facebook: The Unspoken New Admissions Test

"According to a recent Kaplan Test Prep survey of 350 admissions officers, more than 25% of school officials said they had looked up applicants on Facebook or Google..." Something to consider! Source: Time Magazine

October 31, 2012

Let Me Introduce Myself: First lines from the application essays of Stanford's newest class.

Check out this interesting article; it includes many great opening lines from Stanford admissions essays, including "When I was in eighth grade I couldn't read" and "I change my name each time I place an order at Starbucks." Source: Stanford Magazine

October 30, 2012

AP English Language and Composition Exam: 101 Key Terms

Just how many of these 101 key terms do YOU know? Source: Education

September 26, 2012

SAT Math Prep

If you want to rock the SAT math section, I have never seen anything as helpful as this. Source; Khan Academy.

July 03, 2012

The College Essay (Step 1/10)

I've been helping students craft great college essays since 2004. These 10 steps are the best I've found to help you write your masterpiece.