How Tiger Moms affect The College Application Process
and What Should be Done about It
During the last application season, I arrived to work each Wednesday morning slightly more spirited than on other days because Wednesdays were when I met with Tracy, my favorite student. Eager to get to college, she treated the application process like one more light to turn on as she moved towards a brighter future. She often arrived early and sat quietly in the waiting area while working on her essay outline. Upon seeing me, she smiled, hopped to her feet, and followed me to my office where we’d tackle the week’s objectives. When she left, I was satisfied knowing that wherever Tracy chose to continue her education, she would thrive.