Admit it. September Schedule

  Admit it: when applying to colleges, students and families must adhere to a rigorous schedule. These schedules include juggling test dates, obtaining school information and forms, securing letters of recommendations and researching potential schools. Most families lament the process … Continue reading


Admit it. Social Setting

Admit it:  Outside of the academic arena, college students have ample free time. The confines of an extended school day, scheduled athletics and time spent participating in school clubs, all akin to high school life, exists differently on college campuses. … Continue reading


Admit it. Start your engines

Admit it: The college application season is now. Many juniors and seniors, although still not fully returned to school, are beginning the process of applying to colleges and universities. The college admissions process is not simple and procrastinating adds ample … Continue reading


Admit it. College admissions for the B student

Admit it:  There are more students with a B grade point average than not.  When speaking about college admissions, most people focus on highly-selective colleges and highly-competitive students. Thus is the frenzy of college admissions.  Yet, outside of the top … Continue reading


Admit it. Righting the college list

Admit it: The college list is critical. A college list that meets the student’s academic, social and financial needs will produce a desired two-fold effect: A well constructed list will most likely achieve greater admissions results. Students will begin a … Continue reading


Admit it. August check list

Admit it: Applying to colleges requires an adherence to a rigorous schedule. These schedules include juggling test dates, obtaining school information and forms, securing letters of recommendations and researching potential schools. Most families lament the process and plea for organizational … Continue reading


Admit it. Unconventional Needs

Admit it:  Many students and their families are concerned about obtaining their college dream.  In a recent Princeton Review survey, Hopes and Worries, the most prevalent worry was being admitted to a first-choice school and not being able to pay … Continue reading


Admit it. Start Looking

Admit it: Current acceptance rates at elite colleges have everyone looking carefully at the upcoming college admissions cycle.  Rising juniors and seniors are in the process of examining schools, anticipating applications and managing academic and extra-curricular activities.  With the stakes … Continue reading


Admit it. A unique approach

Admit it: Many students and their families are concerned about obtaining their college dream.  In a recent Princeton Review survey, Hopes and Worries, the most prevalent worry was being admitted to a first-choice school and not being able to pay … Continue reading


Admit it. Admission Numbers

Admit it:  The class of 2017’s acceptance rates are shocking. Again, applications to the most selective schools soared to a new high and, subsequently, acceptances rates plummeted to a new low.  Duke University reported an acceptance rate of 10.029 percent … Continue reading


Admit it. Plan a Campus Visit

Admit it:  College visits and campus tours are essential in today’s admissions process. Until very recently, campus visits were informal with a small tour and a brief interview with an admissions officer.  Twenty years ago, it was not uncommon that … Continue reading


Admit it. Common Changes Too

Admit it: The Common App is synonymous with college applications. After a two-year, $8 million development process, the Common Application today began the process of formally introducing the next generation of the Common App, the CA4.  Set to launch on  … Continue reading


Admit it. Common Changes Ahead

Admit it: Many high school seniors are awaiting the college admissions decisions after  completing the Common Application. Referred to as the Common App, this website allows students to submit a single application, or variations of such, to many participating colleges … Continue reading


Admit it. College Prep for the B Student

Admit it:  There are more students with a B grade point average than not.  When speaking about college admissions, most people focus on highly-selective colleges and highly-competitive students. Thus is the frenzy of college admissions.  Yet, outside of the top … Continue reading


Admit it. March Seniors College Admissions Prep List

Admit it: Any student awaiting admission into the class of 2017 will tell you it was hard work and they wished they had started sooner. March has them anxiously awaiting the final admission decisions.  While the wait seems endless,  Crisp Consulting … Continue reading


Admit it: March Junior College Admissions Prep List

Admit it: Any student accepted in a college class of 2017 will tell you it was hard work and they wished they had started sooner.  The college-bound juniors working with Crisp Consulting + Coaching are already strategically preparing for college … Continue reading


Admit it: Fair Game

Admit it:  ‘Tis the season for college fairs.  These fairs, such as the ones sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling or Colleges That Change Lives, provide sophomores, juniors and seniors an ample foretaste of the upcoming college … Continue reading


Admit it: Summer Look

Admit it:  Even though our past weekend brought snow and no signs of spring, it is time to examine summer opportunities.  Students applying to selective colleges possess strong vitae that include exceptional grades, phenomenal test scores, challenging curricula and demonstrated … Continue reading


Admit It. Right to FASFA

Admit it: Parents with college-bound children dread FAFSA season. The latest FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, was released on January 1st, 2013. Financial aid from the government, states and colleges often require families to complete the FAFSA. … Continue reading


Admit it. FASFA Facts

Admit it: The  Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA,  can be both confusing and daunting.  Yet, completing and submitting the FAFSA is essential.  Cappex recently reported that over two-thirds of U.S. college students receive financial aid packages, and of … Continue reading


Admit it. Junior January Prep

Admit it: Any student accepted in a college class of 2017 will tell you it was hard work and they wished they had started sooner.  The college-bound juniors working with Crisp Consulting + Coaching are already strategically preparing for college … Continue reading


Admit it. Recommended

Admit it: Letters of recommendation are an essential part of the college application process. Although these letters will not be weighted with the gravity of grades, rigor of the curriculum or test scores, they can be influential in the final … Continue reading


Admit it. Common changes

Admit it: Many high school seniors are in the midst of the college admissions cycle and busy completing the Common Application. Referred to as the Common App, this website allows students to submit a single application, or variations of such, … Continue reading


Admit it. Schedule September

Admit it: when applying to colleges, students and families must adhere to a rigorous schedule.  These schedules include juggling test dates, obtaining school information and forms, securing letters of recommendations and researching potential schools. Most families lament the process and … Continue reading


Admit it. Early returns

Admit it: when applying to highly-selective colleges, utilizing the early admission option can be an effective strategy since admission rates for early applicants are higher. Schools benefit from these policies since they are predictors in crafting a freshmen class. College admissions … Continue reading


Admit it. Check it out

Admit it:  August has brought a new school year, the fall varsity athletics calendar and the start of the college admissions process. August 1st launched the 2012-2013 Common Application, and many seniors make critical missteps in completing these forms. Each … Continue reading


Admit it. For your consideration

Admit it: Many high school juniors and seniors have already started the college admissions process. As these students and their families navigate the ever-changing and complicated process of college admissions, they often neglect critical information in the search and application … Continue reading


Admit it. Survey the campus

Admit it:  College visits and campus tours are essential in today’s admissions process. Until very recently, campus visits were informal with a small tour and a brief interview with an admissions officer.  Twenty years ago, it was not uncommon that … Continue reading


Admit it. Start your search engines

Admit it:  Googling “college admission” will produce over 14 million websites.  Discriminating and limiting this search can be overwhelming and frustrating.  With anxiety already rising as seniors start the application process, Crisp Consulting + Coaching would like to offer ten … Continue reading


Admit it. Start your engines

Admit it: The college application season is now.  Many juniors and seniors, although still not fully returned to school, are beginning the process of applying to colleges and universities. The college admissions process is not simple and procrastinating adds ample … Continue reading


Admit it. The right list

Admit it: The college list is critical. A college list that meets the student’s academic, social and financial needs will produce a desired two-fold effect: A well constructed list will most likely achieve greater admissions results. Students will begin a … Continue reading


Admit it. Target summer

Admit it. The college admissions process is not simple and procrastination adds ample stress. If you’re the parent of a rising high school senior and you are either avoiding the subject of college or unmotivated about exploring the process, you … Continue reading


Admit it. The right social fit

Admit it:  Outside of the academic arena, college students have ample free time. The confines of an extended school day, scheduled athletics and time spent participating in school clubs, all akin to high school life, exists differently on college campuses. … Continue reading


Admit it. Test time

Admit it: The part of the college application that causes the most anxiety amongst college-bound students is standardized testing.  What tests should I take?  Will the scores be important in the process?  When should I take the SAT?  What are … Continue reading


Admit it. The right fit

Admit it:  Admissions counselors, college tour guides and most families in the throws of the college search process are all discussing fit.  Like a well-tailored pant, a school should fit your requirements and needs to develop as a whole person.  … Continue reading


Admit it. Middle school connections to college

Admit it:  As a middle school parent, your life is an amalgamation of exploding backpacks, hectic schedules and tumultuous hormones.  Education and the middle schooler is unique territory that requires a patient and innovative educator, but it often has parents … Continue reading


Admit it. Look out

Admit it: Current acceptance rates at elite colleges have everyone looking carefully at the upcoming college admissions cycle.  Rising juniors and seniors are in the process of examining schools, anticipating applications and managing academic and extra-curricular activities.  With the stakes … Continue reading


Admit it. College Ad+Mission Prep for New York City, Weschester + Fairfield Counties

Admit it:   Every senior would love to be finished with college applications by the first day of fall semester. Well, they can.  Crisp Consulting + Coaching is excited to announce  College Ad+Mission Prep, C.A.M.P., July 29 – August 3, 2012.  … Continue reading


Admit it. Junior prep time.

Admit it: Any student who’s been recently accepted into college will tell you, it was hard work and they wish they had started sooner.  College-bound juniors working with Crisp Consulting + Coaching are already strategically preparing for college admissions, taking … Continue reading


Admit it. Unusual suspects

Admit it:  Many students and their families are concerned about obtaining their college dream.  In a recent Princeton Review survey, Hopes and Worries, the most prevalent worry was being admitted to a first-choice school and not being able to pay … Continue reading


Admit it. The 2012 State of College Admissions

Admit it:  The 2012 State of College Admissions fuels a special edition of the Crisp Consulting + Coaching Newsletter. The 2012 State of College Admissions contains analyses of the 2012 admissions cycle and how this will effect the 2013 applicants.  … Continue reading


Admit it. You don’t know how to read (on admissions tests)

Admit it:  Reading is fundamental. This week Crisp Consulting + Coaching is pleased to welcome back Shahar Link, the testing guru.  This week Shahar shares insights on how reading affects the SAT and ACT.  Enjoy Shahar’s great post. Here’s a … Continue reading


Admit it: Admissions number

Admit it:  The class of 2016’s acceptance rates are shocking. Again, applications to the most selective schools soared to a new high and, subsequently, acceptances rates plummeted to a new low.  Duke University reported an acceptance rate of 11.9 percent … Continue reading


Admit it. 2012 admission stats

Admit it:  the 2012 admissions cycle was competitive. Seniors working with Crisp Consulting + Coaching were accepted to schools of great fit.  This year all of our students received merit awards that ranged from $9,000 to $53,000. Congratulations to an … Continue reading


Admit it. April Newsletter

Download the April Crisp Consulting + Coaching Newsletter. 04_02_12AprilNewsletter-1 Crisp Consulting + Coaching has information regarding admissions, education and school options on our Facebook page, Google+, Twitter feed and YouTube Channel. Brian D. Crisp is an international educational consultant with … Continue reading


Admit it. Juniors, it’s starting

Admit it: Getting started in the college application process is a daunting task. The most common phrase heard in the offices of Crisp Consulting + Coaching is “I wish I would have started earlier.”  At the moment, many seniors are … Continue reading


Admit it: Application of art

Admit it:  Test scores, essays, interviews and transcripts are the norms when submitting applications to selective undergraduate programs, yet students wishing to pursue degrees in drama, music and the visual arts must undergo a different process that has unique timelines … Continue reading


Admit it. Test prep with purpose

Admit it:  Purpose drives us all.  This week Crisp Consulting + Coaching is pleased to publish Shahar Link’s introductory blog post about the SAT and ACT.  The college admission process is a context for our teaching and learning with students … Continue reading


Admit it. All is fair.

Admit it:  ‘Tis the season for college fairs.  These fairs, such as the ones sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, provide sophomores, juniors and seniors an ample foretaste of the upcoming college admissions season.  Whether it is … Continue reading


Admit it: The March Newsletter

Download the March Crisp Consulting + Coaching Newsletter. March Admit It Newlestter Crisp Consulting + Coaching has information regarding admissions, education and school options on our Facebook page, Google+, Twitter feed and YouTube Channel. Brian D. Crisp is an international … Continue reading


Admit It. College Ad + Mission Prep = Completed College Applications

Admit it:   Every senior would love to be finished with college applications by the first day of fall semester. Well, they can.  Crisp Consulting + Coaching is excited to announce  College Ad + Mission Prep, C.A.M.P., August 5-10, 2012.  C.A.M.P. … Continue reading


Admit it. Net worthy

Admit it:  Rising costs of tuition, student loan debt that surpasses credit card debt and growing competition for merit aid is at the forefront for families in the college admissions process.  Often, the financial aid process intimidates and frustrates families … Continue reading


Admit it. Summer jump start

Admit it:  We are still talking about summer academic planning.  Students applying to selective colleges possess strong vitae that include exceptional grades, phenomenal test scores, challenging curricula and demonstrated intellectual passions.  Recently, parents of a rising sophomore came to the … Continue reading


Admit it. Summer starters

Admit it:  With temperatures dropping and snow falling, most students are not thinking about summer, yet now is the time for high school students to plan for a summer that will enhance their academic and social development.  Students considering selective … Continue reading


Admit it. Deferred means take action

Admit it:  With the return of Early Decission policies at highly-selective colleges such as Yale University, Princeton University and the University of Virginia, applications have again surged.   The continued rise in applications makes acceptances to colleges more difficult and students … Continue reading


Admit it. Money still counts

Admit it:  With high school seniors in the final stretch of completing college applications, many parents are wondering how they will finance their children’s education.  College tuition is increasing annually and often outweighs the cost of living, yet many middle … Continue reading


Admit it. FASFA Facts

Admit it:  The  Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA,  can be both confusing and daunting.  Yet, completing and submitting the FAFSA is essential.  Cappex recently reported that over two-thirds of U.S. college students receive financial aid packages, and of … Continue reading


Admit it. Money counts

Admit it:  Researching colleges and navigating through college applications can be daunting, but for most families, discussing and completing the financial aid process is overwhelming. The question of scholarship is even more confusing. There are a multitude of books, websites … Continue reading


Admit it. Jump start your juniors

Admit it: Now is the time for juniors to start the college admission process.  Over the past months, we have witnessed seniors diligently completing essays, scheduling interviews and visiting numerous college campuses. The next year will be pivotal for juniors … Continue reading


Admit it. Money counts.

Admit it: With uncertain financial times, every penny counts towards college costs. As  seniors enter  the final stretch of completing college applications, many parents are wondering how they will finance their child’s education. Many middle and upper-middle class families often … Continue reading


Admit it. Let’s get it started

Admit it: Getting started in the college application process is a daunting task. The most common phrase heard in the offices of Crisp Consulting + Coaching is “I wish I would have started earlier.”  At the moment, many seniors are … Continue reading


Admit it. Keep cool parents

Admit it:  The most savvy and supportive parents are often surprised to discover how little they understand about the changing college admission process.  College admission has changed significantly since they have matriculated.  This can be frustrating and, at times, intimidating. … Continue reading


Admit it. Recommended

Admit it:  Colleges want letters of recommendations the simultaneously support the biographical and academic information of your application and provide an outstanding academic and personal acumen. Your test scores and academic profile will provide the admission office with the objective … Continue reading


Admit it. It’s getting kinda hectic

Admit it:  Applying to college is a hectic time that can produce ample stress with students and their parents.  Setting a few boundaries and having some simple strategies can reduce the stress for all involved. Daily, the office is a … Continue reading


Admit it. Write here, write now

Admit it: College essays embrace an unusual genre, the personal essay.  High school students are well-versed in research papers, comparative essays and persuasive arguments.  Yet, very few have experience with composing the personal essay.  The college personal essay is a … Continue reading


Admit it. Keep the focus

Admit it, Googling “college admission” will produce over 14 million websites.  Discriminating and limiting this search can be overwhelming and frustrating.  With anxiety already high during the application process, Crisp Consulting + Coaching would like to offer ten information-filled and … Continue reading


Admit it. Follow that blog

Admit it, the internet has changed our lives and it has certainly changed the dynamics of college admission.  Facebook, Twitter, The Common Application, The Universal Application and FAFSA all have s significant presence in the cyber realm. Most admission offices … Continue reading


Admit it. The score

Admit it, everyone wants to know their score.  During the admission cycle students and families become obsessed with standardized testing scores, in particular the SAT score.  “What score do I need to get into Duke?”  “My daughter needs a better … Continue reading


Admit it. Early admission just got earlier

Admit it, when applying to selective and highly selective colleges, utilizing the early admission option can be an effective strategy since admission rates for early applicants are higher.  Schools benefit from these policies since they are predictors in crafting a … Continue reading


Admit it: Fast App, Write Choice!

Crisp Consulting + Coaching is introducing Fast App. Fast App is a weekly post providing short and affective strategies for the college admission application.  These strategies will help you achieve your admission goals. Seniors diving in to the Common Application, … Continue reading


Admit it. Write of passage

Admit it, writing multiple college essays, although daunting, is necessary to gain entrance through the ivy gates.  At the moment we are working with high school seniors feverishly writing compositions that highlight their unique attributes and strengths. Crisp Consulting + … Continue reading


Admit it: Fast App, the UNcommon Application!

Crisp Consulting + Coaching is introducing Fast App. Fast App is a weekly post providing short and affective strategies for the college admission application.  These strategies will help you achieve your admission goals. The Common Application is becoming the norm … Continue reading


Admit it. Ch-ch-ch-changes

Admit it, college application policies and deadlines can be confusing.  Many colleges and universities, despite their selectivity,  offer myriad ways to apply:  Early Action, Early Decision, Single-Action Early Action, Rolling Admission, etc. In addition, these policies are continually changing. During … Continue reading


Admit it: Fast App, Demonstrate It!

Crisp Consulting + Coaching is introducing Fast App. Fast App is a weekly post providing short and affective strategies for the college admission application.  These strategies will help you achieve your admission goals. Seniors diving in to the Common Application, … Continue reading


Admit it. It is all about you

Admit it,the college application process is all about you.  As juniors and seniors begin the college application process, many factors can deter the focus.  The influence of friends and family, misinformation about the process and the sleek marketing mounted by … Continue reading


Admit it. The time is now

Admit it, now is time for juniors and seniors to begin the college application process.  Beginning the application process early will assist in eliminating added stress, give you time to prepare for a thorough college search and give you an … Continue reading


Admit it. It’s a choice, not a guarantee

Admit it, the internet has changed the world greatly by making information readily accessible and by marketing information at almost the speed of sound.  The college admission process is not excluded from the technological revolution. Blast e-mails, Twitter feeds and … Continue reading


Admit it. Talking points

Admit it, interviews are becoming common in the landscape of college admissions. The question Crisp Consulting + Coaching often hears is “Do these interviews really matter?”  The answer is yes but the weight of the interview varies with each school. … Continue reading


Admit it. There’s an AP for that

Admit it, this is the season of the AP (the Advanced Placement exam).  The College Board’s Advanced Placement , or AP, curriculum is a standardized high school curriculum equated with university-level rigor.  College admission officers expect to see transcripts laden … Continue reading


Admit it. We all want results

Admit it, we all like results.  Before many parents engage in Crisp Consulting + Coaching’s educational planning, they ask a similar question:  What are the results? Although the admission process is becoming more complicated and guaranteed acceptance is misleading, Crisp … Continue reading


Admit it. It got easier being green

Admit it, the environment and sustainability are now critical parts of education. Colleges and universities are adjusting campus life, amending the academic curriculum and committing to reducing their carbon footprints. Crisp Consulting + Coaching is excited to read The Princeton … Continue reading


Admit it. We need to bring on the learning revolution

Admit it, in the current landscape of education many people are talking about reform.  Race to Nowhere and Waiting for Superman brought mainstream attention to the plight of public school students. Yet, void of the media blitz, is the steady … Continue reading


Admit it. Top Ten

Admit it, students are down to the final week before committing to a four-year college.  Last week, Crisp Consulting + Coaching offered a few words of wisdom regarding the final commitment.  This week we would like to offer a top … Continue reading


Admit it. Haste makes waste

Admit it, most students have received acceptance letters and are feeling the pressure of this year’s May 1st commitment deadline (it’s actually May 2nd since May 1st falls on a Sunday this year). Students succumbing to the pressures of making … Continue reading


Admit it. Clever goes a long way

Admit it, a clever comment goes a long way.  Beloit College has created a rather clever video to entice prospective students.  As the May 1st decision deadline draws near, Crisp Consulting + Coaching encourages us all to take a break … Continue reading


Admit it. It’s common knowledge

Admit it, the  Common Application has become a staple in the college application process.  Earlier than usual, he Common Application has announced changes to the 2011-2012 Common Application.  These changes are minimal with new questions about marital status and military … Continue reading


Admit it. The South will rise again

Admit it, the South has always had a share of influential and dynamic colleges and universities.  Crisp Consulting + Coaching continues to examine critical factors that will assist students and families with the 2011-2012 college application process.   After speaking with … Continue reading


Admit it. You have to start some time

Admit it, most parents ask the same question about the college admission process:  “When do we start?”  The Crisp Consulting + Coaching website gets this inquiry at least once a day.  We are always appreciative that the parents with which … Continue reading


Admit it. This was a tough one

Admit it, the 2010-2011 college admission season was the toughest on record.  Last week, Crisp Consulting + Coaching began examining this admission season to identify factors that will assist students and families with the upcoming college application process.  Fewer students … Continue reading


Admit it. Let’s crunch some numbers

Admit it, the current numbers associated with college admissions can be staggering.  As the outcomes for 2010-2011 are being announced and a new admission season is fast approaching., Crisp Consulting + Coaching would like to highlight some numbers that will … Continue reading


Admit it. Wait, wait, please tell me

Admit it, waiting is not easy. This week many students were notified of their admission status to some of the most competitive colleges and universities in the United States. The Huffington Post reported that the class of 2015’s application rates … Continue reading


Admit it. We all have questions

Admit It. We all have questions. In collaboration with the Independent Educational Consultants Association, Crisp Consulting + Coaching will be addressing issues and practices of educational consulting. These thoughts will be cross published on the IECA blog and Admit It. … Continue reading


Admit it. Take a little time

Admit it, our lives are rather busy and many of us are hard pressed to find extra time in our day, With the FAFSA deadline quickly approaching and time running out, Crisp Consulting + Coaching would like to share this … Continue reading


Admit it. Be in the know

Admit it,  we all know a little something about education.  The past year has brought K -12 education to the forefront of the conversations of many Americans.  Two films, Race to Nowhere and Waiting for Superman, followed the plight of … Continue reading


Admit it. Mother knows best

Admit it, moms know best. This week we have a guest blogger.  Jill Campbell is an educator and mother who recently completed the independent school admission process and has some insights for parents concerned about education.  Enjoy. As a parent … Continue reading


Admit it. The new math

Admit it, numbers and statistics concerning the college admission process are compiling faster and faster in our media-driven society. With the January undergraduate applications deadlines completed, many people are already turning their attention to the 2011-2012 admission cycle.  Crisp Consulting … Continue reading


Admit it. The new rules of the engagement

Admit it, the college admission process continues to change. With most undergraduate applications due this week, it is important to identify several trends that continue to change the admission process.  These will heavily affect applicants in the new application cycle … Continue reading


Admit it. Prevention is the best medicine

Admit it.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of medicine.  We grew up hearing our wise North Carolinian grandmother’s adage frequently.  This axiom rings true on many occasions but especially when applied to financing a college education.  In … Continue reading


Admit it. State of shock

Admit it. With prices of selective public universities reaching a tuition mark of $50,000, we are all experiencing sticker shock.  The price of the school coupled with the average graduate’s $25,000 debt can make the dream of college feel more … Continue reading


Admit it. Less is more

Admit it.  When it comes to prices, less is more.  College costs invoke a sticker shock parallel to an expensive German automobile.  Although the prices printed in the catalogs do not factor in the components of financial aid, seeing the … Continue reading


Admit it. It’s all about the fit

Admit it.  As a society, we are obsessed with the perfect fit.  From a hand-tailored suit to the prefect running shoes, fit is a critical and non-negotiable factor.  Crisp Consulting + Coaching believes families should consider the academic, social and … Continue reading


Admit it. Mind the gap

Admit it. Education is becoming increasingly expensive  and many families are falling into an unspeakable and undesirable gap.  This gap is the difficult space between meeting rigorous admission requirements and the sizable financial aid packages required to make enrollment realistic.  … Continue reading


Admit it. We all have needs

Admit it. We all have needs.  We need to eat.  We need to breathe.  We need to exercise.  When it comes to education, we need to find a  school fit that corresponds to who we are intellectually, socially and financially.  … Continue reading


Admit It. Money is hush-hush

Admit it. When applying to colleges and universities, families will discuss almost anything: core curriculum, co-ed dormitories,  cafeterias with grass-fed beef options.  The most difficult subject for most families is money.   The price of an education is often one of … Continue reading


Admit it. You’d like a financial aid primer

Admit it. The financial aid process can contribute to the stress of college admission.  Crisp Consulting + Coaching thinks that the right guidance can detour such frustrations.  Although the Free Application for Standard Aid, FAFSA, is not due until January … Continue reading


Admit It, the SAT conundrum

Admit it. The Scholastic Aptitude Test,  SAT,  is a critical part of  the college admission process is changing. Yet, the nature of the test and its equity continue to be questioned Gone are the days when colleges needed an instrument … Continue reading


Where do I begin?

For the past few years, I have transitioned from my role as head of an independent school and professor of education to an advocate and consultant for families seeking a purposeful educational path. Together, we have identified boarding schools, charter schools, independent day schools, colleges and universities that have enhanced the student’s intellectual and social development. This search, although bonded in commonalities of the admission process, is never the same for any two families. Every student brings his or her own unique characteristics and strengths that deserve to be developed and nurtured. Continue reading