When I was a high school senior back in 2009, I applied to 28 schools. Yo, let’s see if I can remember them all. O means accepted X is rejected.… Read More »I was shotgunning before it was cool: A guide to building and executing a successful college list
Content warning: I do not plan to go in-depth on any particular topic, but I will be addressing many, many topics by name that may be inherently difficult to read… Read More »Do not write about mental health or any of the other following topics in your college application
I am a shameless rankings whore. (DALLAS COVERED LETS GOOOOOOOOOO) Shameless. I have a little excel spreadsheet with every school I use to keep notes in. Call it my “Nuclear… Read More »Introducing! The 2021 Ma-T50: My take on college rankings
I’m really sorry if you didn’t get into the school or schools you wanted. I’m sorry because I know how hard you worked. Fuck this shit about *entitlement* or whatever;… Read More »Not getting into the school you want fucking sucks and I’m sorry if that happened to you
Every year, thousands of college-bound seniors leave their advice for the upcoming junior class. This advice tends to take two forms: Uhhhhh “Start early” I think I’ve covered one. But… Read More »It is currently “early,” which means if you want to “start early,” you need to start now
My take on “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” as a fellow College Admissions Consultant
Hi! My name’s Mattie Culkin. I’m a private college consultant located in the Bay Area. I post here on Reddit and my website (CollegeWithMattie.com) about college admissions. I’m hopeful I’ll… Read More »My take on “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” as a fellow College Admissions Consultant
2020-21 UChicago Supplement Question 1 (Required) How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please… Read More »I wrote an original essay for every 2020-2021 UChicago Prompt. Here you go.