Tips for Making This a Great Year

The Dunbar Team | 10/22/2018

It’s official! It is now fall and with the first days of the school year over and classes now fully in session, this is a good time to take steps …


The ACT/SAT Essay Section – Going, Going…

The Dunbar Team | 10/01/2018

Over the past few months a number of colleges have announced that they no longer ‘require’ the ACT/SAT Optional Essay portion of the tests; Stanford, University of Michigan, Duke, and …


Making the Most Out of College

The Dunbar Team | 09/06/2018

Getting into college is not the end; it’s the next step in educating yourself and preparing for a productive and successful career. Make the most of your college experience and …


Don't Forget the Supplemental Essays

The Dunbar Team | 07/10/2018

Writing the perfect Common Application Personal Essay looms large for high school seniors and advice about developing an idea, crafting one’s voice, and telling a story to illuminate one’s passions …


Suggestions on Writing a Great Personal Essay

The Dunbar Team | 07/10/2018

Throughout high school, students have been taught the importance of writing clear and logical essays for many of their academic courses. Students learn the value of revealing their thesis early …


Reflections on 2017-18 Admissions

Lisa Nelson | 07/06/2018

News From Dunbar May Meeting and Reflections on 2017-18 Admissions:   As we do each spring, Dunbar consultants gathered for a day in May to discuss the 2017-18 college admissions …


Optional SAT/ACT Essays: News and Facts To Write or Not To Write?

The Dunbar Team | 05/01/2018

That is a frequent question asked by students since the essays on the SAT (Essay) and ACT (Writing) are both “optional” sections. While they are optional, a relatively small number …


The Role Parents Play

The Dunbar Team | 05/14/2018

As soon as a student enters high school, it feels like all people want to do is talk about the college admissions process. It is hard not to get caught …


Admissions Interview

The Dunbar Team | 05/09/2018

“Tell Me About Yourself…..” That’s a question we often ask our students at the beginning of their practice interview session. It’s a conversation-starter that many admission interviewers use and is …


Staying Current-Professional Development

Rick Dickson | 04/17/2018

Recently, the Dunbar group met with a high school academic coordinator who is in charge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at her school. This integrated curriculum is growing across …