Internships Aren’t Just for College Students

In today's job market, experience almost always gives you an edge.  This is especially true for college students and recent college graduates who are looking for their first job.  One of the best ways to get relevant experience is through an internship, and colleges are doing more and more to [...]

By |2019-01-13T22:49:52+00:00January, 15, 2019|Careers, College Majors, College Preparation|0 Comments

Colleges Offer Financial Aid for Gap Years

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post called "Should You Take a Gap Year?" which explained what a gap year is and answered some common questions about gap years.  One of these questions was, "How much does a gap year cost?" While the price can vary depending on what [...]

By |2019-01-14T01:17:27+00:00January, 10, 2019|College Preparation, Financial Aid|0 Comments

Straight A’s Don’t Necessarily Lead to a Successful Life

Would you believe me if I told you that the most successful people don't get straight A's in college?  Probably not.  In fact, you might look at me like I had three heads.  But I'd be telling the truth. In a recent New York Times column, Dr. Adam Grant, a [...]

By |2019-01-14T01:14:43+00:00January, 2, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

How to Assess a College’s Value

As the cost of college climbs higher, more students and parents are approaching the college search with a new focus: Return on Investment (ROI).  Essentially, this is a calculation of the value of a degree from a certain college.  It involves determining the amount of money it will cost a [...]

You Applied Early; Don’t Forget to Apply for Financial Aid!

Most colleges' Early Action and Early Decision application deadlines are November 1, which means many high school students (and college consultants) are breathing a big sigh of relief now that this date has passed. Before you relax too much, though, be sure to check the financial aid application deadlines at [...]

By |2018-11-13T19:27:09+00:00November, 5, 2018|College Admissions, FAFSA, Financial Aid, Scholarships|0 Comments

Save Money by Self-Reporting Your Test Scores

The costs involved in applying to college can quickly add up: first, there are the application fees, which can range from $50-$90 per college (unless you're applying to one of a small number of schools that don't charge an application fee).  If you're applying to a performing arts program that [...]

By |2018-11-13T19:25:42+00:00October, 30, 2018|College Admissions Tests, College Applications|0 Comments

Cheating on the SAT: Who’s at Fault?

In late August, a Florida man whose daughter took the August 25 SAT filed a class-action lawsuit against the College Board, the company that owns the SAT.  As reported in The Washington Post, the lawsuit "alleges that the College Board breached its 'fiduciary duty by recycling old exam questions, including [...]

By |2018-09-17T00:44:09+00:00September, 13, 2018|College Admissions Tests|0 Comments

The Importance of Demonstrated Interest

In talking with students and parents, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, "What can I/my child to do improve my/my child's chances of admission?"  Sometimes people ask this in regard to a particular college, and other times they ask about getting into college in general. Of [...]

Tuition Insurance? Yep, That’s a Thing

What do the following have in common: cars, homes, health, life, college tuition?  That last one may have thrown you, but if you said insurance is available for all of them, you'd be right.  (And I sort of gave away the answer in the title of this blog post.) Although [...]

By |2018-09-16T21:38:06+00:00August, 29, 2018|Paying for College|0 Comments

The Art of the College Tour

Written in collaboration with Sandy Furth, World Student Support For students and parents, visiting universities can be a daunting task. However, it does not have to be. With a bit of planning and an understanding of the purpose of a college tour, a campus visit can be a great experience. [...]

By |2018-07-23T02:38:22+00:00July, 18, 2018|College Research, College Visits|0 Comments