The Atlantic Features Earning Admission in an Article on Asian American Applicants and Affirmative Action
Leading magazine The Atlantic featured advice from Earning Admission in its analysis of Asian Americans and the future of affirmative action. Author Alia Wong writes, "in his new book, Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges, strategist Greg Kaplan urges Asians not to identify as such on their applications. 'Your child should decline to state her background if she identifies with a group that is overrepresented on campus even if her name suggests affiliation,' he advises parents, also referencing Jews. Such tips are increasingly common in the college-advising world; it’s not unusual for consultants, according to The Boston Globe, to urge students to 'deemphasize the Asianness' in their resumes or avoid writing application essays about their immigrant parents 'coming from Vietnam with $2 in a rickety boat and swimming away from sharks.'" Click here to access the article.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education featured in-depth commentary from Greg in the article, "Race Still a Crucial Factor in College Admissions Process." Greg offers specific advice to the Asian American community and suggests that they (along with all parents going through the college admissions process) should encourage their children to pursue their passions to demonstrate value to admissions officers and stand out in the admissions process. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education stands alone as the only source of critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education. Click here to access the article.
Leading college and MBA admissions online forum featured an interview with Greg. Poets and Quants refers to Earning Admission as "a compendium of accrued wisdom and pragmatic advice on everything from deciding majors to obtaining scholarships." Click here to access the article.
STACKS Magazine featured useful tips from Greg to stand out in the college admissions process. Click here to access the article. STACKS Magazine caters to the new and seasoned players in the entertainment industry. We equip our readers with valuable information that will facilitate their upward movement in Music, Film/TV, Fashion, and Sports, while establishing creative value and monetary wealth.
Greg offers advice on using the gap year to reinforce an applicant's reasons for going to college, refresh from high school overachievement fatigue, and earn admission to an applicant's dream college from the waitlist. Click here to access the article.
Wichita's community news source, Community Voice, featured Greg's article "College Search. Greg offers practical advice on how to maximize summer for the college admissions process. Click here to access the article.
92130 Magazine, Carmel Valley's (San Diego) leading community magazine featured the publishing of Earning Admission in its June/July issue. Click here to access the feature. Greg is thrilled to be featured in the magazine that serves the community he grew up in and where he proudly attended Torrey Pines High School!
Leading online resource for parents of college and college bound students, www.universityparent.com featured Greg's article, "A Gap Year May Make Sense For Your Child, Too." Click here to access the article.
Greg's article offers anxious parents encouragement to use the hyper competitive college admissions process as a learning experience with their children. Click here to access the article.
Greg was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's education column "Get Schooled" with Maureen Downey. The article, "Expert’s advice on getting into college: Excel in what matters to you," features helpful tips to families seeking to distinguish their child in the college admissions process. Click here to access the article. The AJC is the major daily newspaper for the Atlanta, GA metro area.