Hey AdmissionsMom: Real Talk from Reddit explores the college admissions journey from the perspective of the kids on the subreddit, r/ApplyingToCollege. Learn what this growing community of over 100k members learns together everyday.
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Born on Reddit as u/admissionsmom on the subreddit
ApplyingToCollege, I have messaged and worked with
thousands of concerned high school students from the tiniest towns to the largest cities in the USA and from every continent in the world besides Antarctica. My mission? To demystify, debunk, and, perhaps most importantly of all, de-stress your college admissions journey. Let’s find the right schools for YOU.
But it doesn’t need to be a painful one. In fact, the right colleges for you might be the ones you haven’t even considered—or maybe haven’t even heard of.
With AdmissionsMom, I take an unconventional approach to college admissions counseling, to be sure. It’s not about hitting targets, chasing prestige, or even finding a “dream” school. I’m here to help you find your own direction in life, not to tell you what it is.
There are hundreds of great schools out there looking for students just like you. To me, your college admissions journey should be one of self-discovery, awareness, and excitement instead of one fraught with anxiety and frustration. I’ll work with you on how to craft personal essays that actually sound like you, how to use mindfulness to tune out all the pressure, and how to focus your attention away from numbers and rankings and towards the experience.