A Columbia University alumni and seasoned writer, Alex is an expert on higher education and university admissions. When not teasing out the latest happenings in the world of B-school and college for readers of the Admissionado blog, he can be found writing fiction and maundering about obscure moments in history.

Alex Collazo Has 25 Posts

Do I Need to Keep My Grades Up After I’ve Been Accepted to College?

You’ve probably started asking around already. Surveying your friends, hinting to your parents that you’re going to start slacking off, testing the waters. And why wouldn’t you? You’ve been working your butt off for the past three and a half years—more if you were a rockstar in middle school, too. You deserve a break already.

So, what you’re dying to know is this: do I need to keep my grades up after I’ve been accepted to college?

Posted on December 23, 2019

Dealing With Admissions Rejections

What do you do when you are rejected from your first choice school? As college and MBA admissions consultants, we are always cognizant of the fact…

Posted on February 25, 2019

MBA Waitlist Strategy: How To Get Off The List

“Oh no, I’ve been waitlisted!” This is a natural first reaction, but you should change your outlook to “Oh yes! I’ve been waitlisted!” because being waitlisted is actually…

Posted on April 7, 2017

Your MBA Waitlist Do-Not-Do List

There ARE some things you can do to increase your chances of getting off the MBA waitlist. These 7 things…are NOT those things.

Posted on April 3, 2014

Episode 11 – The Silver Linings Episode

Episode 11 – The Silver Linings Episode It happens to almost every applicant at least once. You get an email or letter that can be summarized…

Posted on October 28, 2013