Sara Harberson

What is Application Nation?

In short, the most powerful college counseling community in the country! In 2018, Sara Harberson started Application Nation™, a suite of private Facebook Groups created especially for parents navigating the college admissions process with their children. During Sara's time as a dean of admissions at a top college and an associate dean of admissions at an Ivy League university, she has trained the very best admissions officers. With her Application Nation groups, it is Sara's goal to teach you to think like an admissions officer and to help your child take charge of their future.

If you've been wondering who to turn to with all of your immediate college admissions questions, Sara's Application Nation groups may be just what you're looking for! Whether your questions are big, small, specific, broad, or anything in between, you can ask them directly in the group and Sara will personally respond with her professional college admissions advice. Plus, you'll receive bonus insights and support from parents who are in the thick of it too!

Why Join Application Nation?

Engaging video calls


During Sara's monthly video call seminars, she teaches the ins and outs of college admissions through exercises, Q&As, and more. Plus, calls are available for on-demand viewing.

Direct access to Sara


Members enjoy access to Sara for questions, support, college admissions strategy training, and insights that you can't get anywhere else.

Tight-knit community


Application Nation fosters a like-minded community of parents to rely on, share with, and pose questions to about the college admissions process.

Of-the-moment topics


Members get individualized guidance on top-of-mind topics, like SAT and ACT testing, college essay topics, academics, extracurriculars, and more.

Special offers


Sara offers members exclusive private counseling add-on offers like comprehensive essay editing, one-on-one sessions, college application reviews, deferral/waitlist guidance, and more.

Priority releases


When Sara releases a new resource like her College Admissions Annual Timeline or her Junior Guide, Application Nation members are the first to know!

Application Nation merit scholarships
Application Nation college acceptances
Application Nation states and countries

Interested in Future Groups?

If your child is still in middle school, but you want to be the first to know when future Application Nation groups open up, join our mailing list!

Meet Sara Harberson

America's College Counselor

Sara Harberson is the founder of Application Nation™, which provides personalized advice to college applicants and their families, and the author of SOUNDBITE: The Admissions Secret that Gets You Into College and Beyond.

She is the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College. Sara’s philosophy is that every kid applying to college deserves the best advice.

After working in college admissions for over 20 years, Sara now trains parents on how to understand the process from the inside out. Sara's popular Facebook Live sessions garner thousands of viewers each month, and tens of thousands of parents and students read her weekly blogs. In 2015, she created Admissions Revolution, a free, on demand video membership that demystifies college admissions.

When it comes to college admissions advice and individualized attention, Sara is unparalleled in her field. That is why Sara is known as America's College Counselor.

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