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Kevin McMullin

Kevin McMullin is the founder and Head of Talent at Collegewise. He is the author of If the U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted and pens at least one entry every day here on his blog. Kevin is a graduate of UC Irvine with majors in English and history (where he answered, “What will you do with those majors?” approximately 783 times), and he has a college counseling certificate from UCLA.

Life Advice for Teens

Resolve to Create a Healthy Habit
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By Kevin McMullin
January 6, 2021 | 2 minute read

Ah, New Year’s Resolutions. We’re so brimming with confidence when we make them. We promise ourselves not to break them this year. But somehow, all that fortitude and gumption we were...

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Announcements

The Collegewise Podcast is Here
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By Kevin McMullin
June 1, 2020 | 1 minute read

We’re excited to share that the Collegewise podcast, Get Wise: College Admissions Explained, is available now on your podcast platform of choice. Hosted by our Chief Academic Officer,...

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What Colleges Look For

"Juking The Stats"
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By Kevin McMullin
December 10, 2019 | 1 minute read

"You show me anything that depicts institutional progress in America, school test scores, crime stats, arrest reports, arrest stats, anything that a politician can run on, anything that...

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What Colleges Look For

5 Things That Don't Impress Colleges
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By Kevin McMullin
September 24, 2019 | 2 minute read

While the most successful college applicants took their college planning seriously, they didn’t measure every decision in high school against the yardstick of what will look good to...

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College Essays

Is a Personal Struggle an Appropriate Essay Topic?
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By Kevin McMullin
August 20, 2019 | 3 minute read

College applicants often write essays about personal struggles. Sometimes, those stories provide great insight into the human being behind the grades and test scores, revealing strength,...

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Announcements

It was 20 years ago today…
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By Kevin McMullin
August 16, 2019 | 3 minute read

It’s a day of nostalgia and excitement for me, as it was exactly 20 years ago that I officially started a little business called Collegewise. I knew I had the knowledge to help families...

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