Safety schools and college admissions

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Safety schools and college admissions

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Nowadays, the most important part of the college applications process is to love thy safety. Build your list from the bottom up. Find a school that you can really get into. In the book, I talk about how Weslayan is the new Brown, Vassar is the new Yale. Part of it is tongue in cheek, but part of it is really true. You can have a very similar experience at a school that is easier to get into. Because things are so competitive anyway, the top schools are crap shoots anyway. You shouldn't feel bad if you don't get into them anyway. Love thy safety.
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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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