Category Archives: Admission Tips

Early Decision Decisions

Attention all Fall Early Decision applicants: keep an eye on your mailboxes. Decisions were mailed on Friday via the U.S. Postal Service, and they should be arriving soon. Richmond maintains a traditional postal mail notification process, which means we don’t notify online or via e-mail (except for students living outside the United States, who receive […]

Don’t Freak Out 2011

With the Richmond Scholars deadline today, we have a lot of anxious students and parents on the phone, asking whether their applications are complete and everything has arrived. I know you want to confirm everything as soon as possible, but please take a deep breath and… wait. We’re dealing with thousands of applications, and, even […]

Informational Interviews

I’ve been getting a lot of questions on the road this fall about interviews. Primarily, students are asking whether they need to interview for admission, and whether interviewing will improve their chances of admission. The short answers are no and no; but I thought I’d write a post on it to clarify a bit. There […]

Early advantages?

Our Fall Early Decision deadline is just around the corner — are you still considering? If you’re torn over applying Early Decision to Richmond and still find yourself on the fence, here’s the long and short of it (well, the short can be found on our Early Decision page; the slightly longer follows): The advantages […]

Mythbusters: Some Ranking/Guide Examples

If you haven’t read my most recent Mythbusters post, College Rankings and Guides, you may want to take a look at my general thoughts and conclusions before you look at the specific examples I cite here. The long and short is that I feel rankings and guides can be used as a tool, if they’re […]