by Joshua on 08.20.2012
It’s a Monday evening. The setting sun radiates through the window, illuminating a flock of slow dancing dust particles. The air is humid but cooler than it has been for the last three months. The sound of the ice cream truck off in the distance is calling. Even though we may refuse to admit it, summer is whirling down.
For many rising high school seniors, things are beginning to whirl up. Yet as excitement brews, anxiety is quick to follow as the college admissions process rolls around.
by Lynn on 08.03.2012
I’m not American, but I don’t feel “International” either. This first became evident when I began the Yale application process and realized that I was considered “International” for the first time in my life. The international student application section of the Admissions website details English-proficiency testing and the need for officially translated documents, both of which seemed unnecessary for a native English-speaking, North American, prospective student.
by Emily on 08.02.2012
As summer begins its loping descent from July highs, I’m sure that some of you have already turned your thoughts from the US Olympic Swimming Team’s prospects (or perhaps their equally distracting abs) to writing your college essays. I remember the frustration of it: settling into a comfy spot only to stare blankly, void of ideas, as a tiny vertical bar blinks tauntingly from an empty document saved as “college essay.”