Posts by Kelly M. Rawlings

learning disabilities

Should You Disclose Learning Disabilities on College Applications?

As an admissions counselor, I fielded anonymous phone calls from parents asking if their student should disclose learning disabilities or...

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My Favorite College Admissions Application Essay Ever

Last week you heard my tips regarding your essays for your college application. This week I thought I’d share with...

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College Board Explained: What Is the SAT Student Questionnaire and Student Search Service?

Once upon a time, I served as an SAT Test Center Administrator. Part of my duties included hiring proctors to...

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Essay Tips From an Essay Reader

I’ve read a lot of essays in my life. I’ve probably read tens of thousands of essays. In what feels...

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Weighted GPA: Why a 4.0 Doesn’t Always Equal 4.0

Have you ever been at a party with friends when someone says, “I can’t believe SuchAndSuch didn’t get into XYZ...