A loquacious woman with an encyclopedic mind, Ms. Woodworth's posts are frank and specific. Sociology quizzes and sex questionnaires are on the docket today at Collins College. They are quite helpful to me because I used to think Davis is always warm and you introduced me to the real Davis weather. What should I say in an interview? Now my son can't get into a top college because he is white. It's likely to appear in posts written by parents worried about what other parents have said—or might yet say—about their son's or daughter's attending a lesser-known college.
Call it propaganda or call it marketing. Not to mention there's already the students acting toxic on there. In 2008 Hobsons, a global education-services company, purchased the Web site for an undisclosed sum. Have you heard that one before? The College Confidential Forum represents the most heavily used part of the site. He was burned out but also disillusioned with the Web site. Others have thousands of posts and are in league with the moderators, so that if you question anything they say, you get warned. As of late April, Ms.
But, please, don't call her a snowflake. Bunday, another super moderator, brings a similar perspective to the forums. It is a real heartbreaker. The site has around 2 million monthly unique users, up more than 200% over a year. Lit 5 Biology 5 Span Lang 5 Eng. Many here share a common faith: Where you go to college shapes, even defines, your very existence.
Very handy when you are trying to assess your own chances of being admitted to the programs that you are applying to. Perhaps today's teenagers, who grew up sharing everything on Facebook, find a meaningful sliver of hope and reassurance in favorable assessments from complete strangers. These days he sees value in engaging the forum's readers so long as colleges can direct them to meaningful content. It has also been mentioned in a number of other press stories. There are, of course, the College Confidential moms and dads, but there are also readers around the world.
To freak out or stay calm. Do you think I have a chance to get into my selected schools? Year after year, the site informs how families all over the world talk about college admissions. In 2005 he dove in, reluctantly. Posts explicitly condoning such behavior will be removed and users will be banned at mod discretion. Rubenstone worked as an admissions officer at Smith College. I'm probably alone here, but I find the Alabama scholarship offers amazing: a 3.
And now a student who logs in to Naviance to find information about, say, Colorado College will see links to recent posts about the institution in College Confidential's discussion forums. We ask that all admissions professionals adhere to the at all times. In addition, the offers articles written by actual well-informed people about a variety of college-related topics, including an , where college deans answer common admissions questions. Jonathan from New York: Hello, my name is Jonathan from New York. You'll find legacy applicants over here, first-generation students over there. Save Save I agree that College Confidential is a great resource — and I almost exclusively go to it for the forums.
Things I like about it: 1 I appreciate the dose of reality long-time parent posters provide about the financial realities of college and esp. When reporter Betty Ducayne receives an anonymous tip that the good professor is engaging in corruption of youth, and Steve's past comes up to haunt him, all heck breaks loose. Both are nonsense, and I don't think high-school students should go through life thinking that. Members have used the term both earnestly and sarcastically. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. We love to have experts like yourself participate and add value in the forums.
I have seen people banned from that site for no such reason, Very snobbish people and I rarely get help on there and the worst part is once you are banned they don't allow you to come back. I haven't had that many awards, but I did win the international math competition. Attached to the forum is a site where you can read the advice of the site administrators who are experienced admissions counselors on college searches, college admission, paying for college, and college life. Ultimately, it works better as a tool to expand your horizons rather than narrow them. Perhaps other students crave the cold dose of reality that comes from hearing they have zero chance of attending Brown. So many schools small liberal arts, research universities, Ivy League offer lots of financial incentives to athletes but few to scholars. I'm just worried that I'm not special enough.
That being said, you can still encounter certain drawbacks to entering this community. Souring on that idea, and intrigued by the possibility of Internet-based advising, she joined College Confidential in 2002. Seeing all this, one could assume that all the locals are stuck-up or mean, if not unhinged. Within this community, many subcultures coexist. Another day at College Confidential. Thanks for jumping in and joining the discussion. For the most timely and confidential communication, please call the Counseling Center directly during business hours at 527-5195.
Rubenstone believes that College Confidential does more good than it does harm. Although many people flock here to discuss highly selective colleges, the community has become more diverse by any measure. Hinkle helped him sort through the tricky details of determining a custodial parent and updating financial aid forms. Will someone please help me!? Comments which are inflammatory, racist, rude, attacking, etc. I hate how condescending everyone on that site has to be when it has potential to be actually helpful. Production values also seem unusually tight. In March the number of visitors was up 31 percent from the year before.