As mentioned in my first post, I’m a former ivy league admissions officer, college counselor, ivy league undergrad and grad student. I figured I’d share some of my experiences as an applicant, admissions officer and college counselor to shed some light on the college admissions process that so often is intimidating and unknown.

I currently live in New York City.


17 Responses to “About”

  1. Dee Says:

    It’s great to see that there’s a few of us blogging about “getting in!” Thanks for your comment! I’ve added you to the AdmitSpit blogroll. Good luck!

  2. I just discovered your blog, and I think it’s great! As it happens, I’ve just started my own blog, which is the diary of a parent of a college-bound high school student. I will definitely tell my daughter to check out your blog, because I think you’ve already posted a lot of really useful advice. Thanks for your effort, and please keep it up! I’m trying to do whatever I can to help to reduce my daughter’s stress through the process that lies ahead, and I think your blog will help.

    College Parent

    P.S. I’ve also added a link to your blog on mine.

  3. Sam Jackson Says:

    The college admissions blogosphere sure is a crowded place… : )

  4. Former Ivy Admissions Officer Says:

    As a former Ivy League Admissions Officer I am thoroughly pleased to see such frankness and honesty put out there for students and their families. I recommend this blog to anyone about to enter the world of highly selective admissions. There is too much hysteria and garbage floating around out there and it is refreshing to see someone cut through it all. Kudos to!!

  5. Nicole Says:

    Do you have any idea where I can find any stats on how many students apply to multiple Ivy League schools.

  6. gettingin Says:

    I don’t know if that information is out there (in public) yet. Colleges have no way to track that information because students’ choices of colleges are a largely private matter. The College Board would have the capability of determining that because they are the only organization that has that information in a database (due to the fact that they release test scores to colleges). Even that database, though, is incomplete – not all applicants release scores officially to colleges. Some students submit their scores unofficially via their guidance office.

  7. I am a reporter with the Bergen Record, a 160,000 circulation daily newspaper that serves northern New Jersey. I am working on a story about how students are using blogs to find out more information about colleges, sometimes circumventing or suplementing information put out by the college admissions departments themselves. I would like to talk to you for the story and hoping you could contact me. I can be reached via email at or on my cel phone at (908) 433-6803. I was also wondering if you would be able to put me in touch with students from Bergen and Passaic counties in New Jersey who use your site.

    Thanks for your help.

    Andrea Alexander
    The Record
    0: 973-569-7787

  8. Mick Hagen Says:

    What’s your email address? I’m a student at Princeton University and i’m currently working on a project to alleviate the pains of the college admissions process. I wanted to get your feedback on a few things. My email is Contact me so I can contact you. Thanks. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


  9. melanie Says:

    I enjoy your blog. People are frightened by the fees they hear about on the network news shows. Your blog is a great source of advice and comfort for parents. I am happy to refer it to others.

  10. My name is Rachel Grover and I work for also. I work for the division that is in charge of getting Zinch ranked in the search engines so people can find their service. I’m over the link campaign and I was wondering if there was anyway we could have you change the anchor text of your Zinch link to read ‘Zinch-college admissions’ rather then just Zinch. This would help us rank better for the keyword college admissions. Let me know what you think, thank you for help. Feel free to email me with any questions or comments you might have. Have a great day.

    Rachel Grover
    Link Campaign Specialist

  11. Thanks for doing that!


  12. Jim Says:

    Thank you very much for having this blog.

  13. Maximus Says:

    I would like to see a continuation of the topic

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  17. Good article. I certainly appreciate this website.

    Keep writing!

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