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Conquering the College Admission Essay

Sometimes the word “essay” conjures up images of a five-sentence, five-paragraph response to a straightforward question. Instead, think of this part of the application as a story you tell about yourself that A) shows the College how well you write, … Continue reading

Top 5: What I Look For In an Application

As students begin the college search and application process, one of the things they’re often anxious about is how their application will be evaluated by a college. A lot of students stress themselves out trying to craft an application that … Continue reading

Entering College with an Undeclared Major

There is a common misconception that students should know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives the moment they step foot on their college campus. In actuality, a large portion of students enter college with … Continue reading

The Kalamazoo College Dictionary

Here at Kalamazoo College, we have a LOT of slang: we abbreviate everything and make up nicknames for what can’t be abbreviated. As upperclassmen, we utilize many of these terms every day—therefore, we’ve compiled a vocabulary list that we think … Continue reading

Gracious Living

“The end of learning is gracious living.” I remember the happiness that buzzed through the campus when a Day of Gracious Living was announced. (This was in the Paleolithic Era, so we didn’t have smart phones but were pretty good … Continue reading

Sharayl Moore – Visit Scheduling Coordinator

Sharayl Moore joined the Office of Admission in 2016. As a first generation college student, she earned a B.S. in Student Integrated Curriculum and an M.A. in Family & Consumer Sciences from Western Michigan University (WMU). While completing her degrees at WMU, she … Continue reading

Why K?

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me, “Why did you choose K?” If that were the case, my tuition would be paid in full. However, since it’s not, let me share this story with you … Continue reading

Ten Tips to Eating Gluten-Free at K

Though I myself do not live by a gluten-free diet, I know there are an estimated three million Americans with celiac disease, a condition which causes adverse reactions to food products with gluten in them, and many more people who … Continue reading

Why I Chose K

Record scratch. Freeze frame. Yup, it’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. No, seriously, as a prospective college student, you are probably experiencing one of two things: either you have known since birth exactly what … Continue reading