Posts by Kelly M. Rawlings

early decision

You Didn’t Get in Early Decision. Now What?

I understand the advantage (at some schools) of applying Early Decision. But I’ve never been an advocate of encouraging kids...

college safety virginia tech

College Safety and Hard Questions: ‘Will I Be Safe On Your Campus?’

We’re thankful for our contributor Kelly Rawlings’ personal and touching perspective on college and university safety. We hope it inspires...

out-of-state college

Why It’s Sometimes Easier to ‘Get In’ to an Out-Of-State College

When I worked as a college recruiter, I can’t tell you the number of times I talked to students who...

college admissions fairs

College Admissions Fairs: Top 10 Questions to Ask and Also Avoid

It’s pumpkin spice season, and that also means it’s time for college admissions fairs! In the world of college admissions,...

fall college visits

Fall College Visits: Plan Them Early Before Summer Ends

One might think that the nastiest phone calls a college admissions counselor fields are the ones from students not offered...