My articles

I’ve written a number of articles on higher education for Foreign Service Journal. Although these are geared for FS families, there’s quite a lot of information relevant for all families.

Community College with a Guaranteed Transfer Program

Can You Really Write All of Your College Application Essays Over the Summer?

Research Your Colleges Over Winter Break and Get a Head-Start on the Admissions Process

The Why This College Essay

Going to College In America (Or, How to Prepare Yourself for the Weirdest Culture of All: Your Own)

The International Baccalaureate Program: A Primer

How to Choose the College That’s Right for You

Tips on Writing a College Admissions Essay

College Applications Checklist for 11th Graders

The Revised Common App

The Revamped SAT: A Much Needed Overhaul or Cosmetic Surgery?

American College Rankings: How They Work and What They Mean