A Peak Inside College Admission Offices

Want to know what college admission officers are really thinking?

The Wall Street Journal and Unigo managed to get admission deans from eight prestigious schools, including Bryn Mawr College, Grinnell College,  Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Weslyan University to parpticipate in a panel discussion that touched on many issues that are relevant to collegebound teenagers.

You can watch the entire event, Inside the Admissions Office. Or you can also use the links below to find topics that interest you the most.

Here are some of the questions that the admission deans answered:

How Important Are the SATS and other Standardized Tests?

How Many Schools Should You Apply To?

What Red Flags Can Kill Your Application?

How Do Admission Officers Weigh Applications From Homeschooled Students.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution and she also blogs about college for CBSMoneyWatch

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2 Responses to “A Peak Inside College Admission Offices”

  1. Joan says:

    Lynn – thanks for providing this. This was truly helpful – to hear admissions officers talk about how the process actually works. It also answered my question about alumni letters of recommendation. I recommend your book to all parents of high school students.

  2. Lynn says:


    I’m glad you found the discussion among the admission officers helpful. And thanks for recommending my book!

    Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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