Midmorning at 9 a.m.: College applications and essays

I'll be blogging about Tom Crann's Midmorning program about college entrance applications -- and the dreaded application essay.

(I may be trying out a new liveblogging program, so please forgive any glitches. We'll see how it goes.)

Here's the content from the Midmorning page:

Inside college admissions

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Broadcast: Midmorning, 12/14/2010, 9:06 a.m.

St. Paul, Minn. — Many college applications are due at the end of the year, and most students have saved the dreaded essay and resume of activities for last.

Midmorning discusses the undergraduate application process: how to navigate it, and whether the current admissions criteria can tell you if a student is worthy of attending a college.


  • Jacques Steinberg: education correspondent for the New York Times.

  • Frank Sachs: Past president of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling. He is a college counselor at the Blake School in Minneapolis.