Welcome to College Admission!

The book
College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step

"A new college admissions bible" -- Washington Post
"…beneficial to students of any background and at any stage of their college search process" -- National Association for College Admission Counseling
"…a real game changer" -- StudentAdvisor

Robin Mamlet, former dean of admission at Stanford, Swarthmore, and Sarah Lawrence, and journalist and parent Christine VanDeVelde provide expert, comprehensive and compassionate guidance for every student and parent at each step of the college application process. A best-seller now available in a completely revised and updated edition, this go-to guide for students and parents also features the advice and input of over 150 additional experts, including more than 70 deans of admission. Get your copy of our book now -- on paper or ebook.

The website

Named Best of the Best Blogs by Schools.com

Our True Admissions blog is the one-stop online source for the latest news, advice, and color commentary on applying to college, as well as straight talk from the experts --college counselors, admission deans and more. Check out our ever-expanding Gourmet Guide for your college road trip, where students and deans point you to the best of the best --from pizza to coffee to artisanal food.

The events
College Admission on the road

"WOW - That was a truly outstanding speaker event last night…  They were full of sage wisdom, spoke calmly (to an anxious crowd!) and we all left "armed" and ready to work hard in the coming months." -- High school parent

In the last year Mamlet and VanDeVelde have traveled across the country and beyond -- China! -- to speak with students, parents, and the college admission dean and guidance communities about college admission, enrollment and the simple, honest approaches that really work. See where we've been and where we're going…