Is the “Block Plan” Right for You?

At most high schools in the U.S., students take anywhere from four to eight courses at a time.  Some students enjoy the variety, but for others, managing that many classes and subjects is difficult.  What if, in college, you could take just one class at a time, diving deeply into [...]

By |2019-07-16T18:32:09+00:00July, 16, 2019|College Fit, College Research|0 Comments

Opening Colleges’ Emails Might Affect Your Admissions Decisions

High school students, on average, are applying to more colleges than they did in the past.  The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) reported that in 2015, 36 percent of first-time freshmen applied to seven or more colleges, whereas in 2005, 17 percent of freshmen applied to seven or [...]

By |2019-07-16T20:36:45+00:00July, 10, 2019|College Admissions, College Preparation|0 Comments

Be Careful What You Post Online

You've probably heard about Kyle Kashuv, the student whose admission to Harvard was rescinded after it came to light that he'd made racist comments online two years earlier.  Kashuv didn't post these comments on Twitter or Facebook or any sort of public forum; rather, he sent them in private text [...]

By |2019-07-15T22:50:56+00:00June, 27, 2019|College Admissions, College Preparation|0 Comments

The (Un)likelihood of a College Athletic Scholarship

High school students participate in sports for a variety of reasons: they thrive on the physical challenge, they enjoy the camaraderie of the team, they are motivated by competition, etc.  Whatever your reasons, hopefully the chance of a college athletic scholarship is not high on your list.  The odds of [...]

5 Hacks to Free College Tuition

Guest blog post by Dia Kline, former Discovery College Consulting client My "5 Hacks To Free College Tuition" helped me achieve my end game: zero loans, zero debt. Yes, every situation is unique but these hacks will help any student and their family prepare for college and its increasingly absurd [...]

Should High Schools Teach “Adulting?”

Earlier in the school year, a high school in Kentucky offered an "adulting" seminar to its senior class.  During the seminar, students participated in sessions on a variety of topics, including dorm room cooking, healthy relationships, and personal finance.  In addition to receiving praise from many students and parents, the [...]

By |2019-05-09T16:06:00+00:00April, 24, 2019|College Preparation|0 Comments

Parents: Help Your Kids Deal with Rejection from Colleges

It's mid-March, which means seniors will soon be hearing from colleges about whether they were admitted, if they haven't heard already.  Most colleges require students to enroll and submit a deposit by May 1, and these schools have to notify applicants of their admissions decisions by April 1.  (The fact [...]

By |2019-03-10T22:05:38+00:00March, 12, 2019|College Admissions, College Applications|0 Comments

Is National Honor Society “Worth It?”

National Honor Society (NHS) was founded in 1921 and, according to the organization's website, it is "much more than an honor roll."  Rather, "NHS is a distinctive multifaceted learning experience that provides a solid and meaningful foundation for life." To be eligible for membership, students must be in grades 10-12 [...]

By |2019-03-10T20:41:05+00:00March, 5, 2019|College Admissions, College Applications|0 Comments

Why You Should Keep Track of Your Failures

In a recent blog post, I discussed why getting straight A's in college is not necessarily a recipe for a successful career and life.  Citing a New York Times article, I offered many reasons for this, one of which is that students who never get less than an A don't [...]

By |2019-03-10T20:40:05+00:00February, 27, 2019|College Applications, College Preparation|0 Comments

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