Patience in a Snapchat World


Carol Wasden, Director of College Counseling, The Hockaday School

Picture this: It’s 10:30 p.m. when a high school senior, pooled in desk lamp light and nerves, presses submit on his college application. Deep breath, exhale. Pause. Now what?

In one version of this story, a college admission dean sees an alert go off at 10:30:30, jumps up, cheers to see the application arrive, and immediately sits down to read it. The reality, however, is much different. In a world where an image of a check can be converted into actual money in a matter of minutes, it’s important to understand the technology behind the scenes in the college application process.

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Launch Blog


ACCIS is excited to officially launch AdmitAll, our new blog, featuring the writing of our very own ACCIS college counselors. In a time when admissions strategies, policies, and numbers are ever-changing, we seek to offer a blog with real time advice, including information and perspectives from ACCIS counselors in the trenches.

Throughout each year, we will offer timely, relevant information for students, parents, and counselors regarding the admissions process, current happenings in the field, and opinions on all things related to college admissions.

One of the primary goals of ACCIS is to share our collective experience and wisdom with high school students and their families beyond the scope of our own schools. This blog will serve as an online branch of that goal.

While there is a great deal of college admissions information and advice available online, it can be difficult to sift through and find the most accurate, dependable, and current information. Our goal with AdmitAll is to offer a cornerstone of trusted information regarding the college process.

Stay tuned, we will update AdmitAll with new blog pieces each month to help you stay in tune, and on top of your own process.

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