Posts by Kelly M. Rawlings

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...

demonstrated interest

College Admissions Talk: What Is Demonstrated Interest?

If you’re new to the college admissions world, whether as a student, parent, or professional, sometimes the lingo alone might...

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...

application essay

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...

SAT student search

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...