Marc Zawel is the co-founder and CEO of EqualApp, an affordable online college admissions counseling program that provides lessons, application tools, community features and support services.

Grades and SATs are set in stone, but a last-minute admissions trick is more important than ever. Marc Zawel on how "demonstrating interest" can get you into your first-choice school.

Why are wai lists so long this year? Marc Zawel on the increasingly common practice of "double depositing," and how a few bad apples could land you in waitlist limbo all summer long.