The surprising truths of college admissions

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The surprising truths of college admissions

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The parents are shocked that the process is not like when they were applying to schools. They applied to two or three schools. They never looked at them. They usually got into all three. They made a decision. They can't even remember their parents dropping them off. Now the whole process has become insane. Kids have resumes that are similar to resumes of employees of Fortune 500 companies. A kid who used to be a bright, well-rounded kid, captain of the soccer team or editor of the school paper, was a straight A student, a 2150 on the SATs; someone like that who used to be considered a good candidate. Now, all of a sudden, colleges want to see kids who have invented antibiotics and are mediating the peace talks in the Middle East.
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JD Rothman

Author, Blogger & College Pundit

JD Rothman, the author of the L.A. Times bestseller The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions, started her popular satirical blog TheNeuroticParent.com while on an eight-state college tour with her older son. She frequently appears on panels with admission officers, and blogs about the insanity of the college process for the Huffington Post. A former instructor of remedial freshman composition, Rothman's day job is as an Emmy-winning children's television writer, producer and lyricist, but she also has a famous blog satirizing the college admissions process, www.theneuroticparent.com. In 2012 the blog morphed into the LA Times Bestseller, "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions." She grew up in Brooklyn, and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica, where she and her husband live in their emptying nest. She prepared for none of her careers in college.

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