Monthly Archives: October 2008

Can’t stop thinking about the election? Neither can we.

It seems like this campaign season is never-ending. Months of hotly contested primaries followed by months of debates, radio advertisements, and yes, Saturday Night Live skits, have left many people politically exhausted. But aren’t you still a little excited?

Which application is best??

If you’re planning to apply this fall, you probably know that we accept two different applications: the Common Application and the Richmond Web Application. Perhaps you’ve already started work on one or the other. But if you haven’t, you may be wondering which you should use, and whether we have any preference. In fact, we get a lot of questions about this latter point.

Stop stealing my pens!

I wanted to pause in the midst of travel season to discuss a very serious issue that’s been on my mind a lot lately. No, not the wonderful students I’ve been meeting on the road, or the important next steps in your college application process, or the rising cost of higher education.

Mythbusters: The Perfect College

I love autumn. It’s my favorite season of the year. The brisk days, the changing leaves, apple cider… it’s an exciting and invigorating time. And now that I’m working in college admissions, autumn brings back fond memories of my own senior year in high school – the campus visits, the final decisions of where I would apply, and the act of actually, really, truly applying to college.