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Trends in College Admissions 2023

By Lea on May 18, 2023 0 Comments

Each year I set out to provide an overview of changes and trends in the admissions landscape to help understand the policies and practices at play that can influence the strategies to employ and decisions my students might make as part of their college planning. Trends discussed in this blog post from last year continue. … Continue Reading


More Students Applying to STEM Fields; Colleges Introducing New Interdisciplinary Majors

By Lea on May 1, 2023 0 Comments

For more than twenty years, colleges have been responding to the public and private demand for highly qualified people with solid-subject matter expertise and technological abilities by expanding the size and expertise of faculty in STEM fields, creating strong STEM-based academic pathways, and investing in ultra modern engineering, maker spaces, hands-on lab facilities, and technology … Continue Reading

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Let’s Talk About Institutional Priorities

By Lea on April 26, 2022 0 Comments

The college admissions landscape has been drastically altered during the COVID pandemic, accelerating changes that were already underway. New data shows that college application numbers continue to grow and the percent of students admitted to the most selective schools continues to drop. It helps to understand a bit of what is going on behind the … Continue Reading


Keeping Up on Standardized Testing Policies

By Lea on February 12, 2020 0 Comments

I keep tabs on changes in college admissions and opportunities in higher education so you don’t have to. Every day there is something new to consider. That’s why I’m thankful to be part of an amazing network of college counseling and admissions professionals across the country, and around the world, who support each other in … Continue Reading