A Top-Ranking College’s President Critiques the U.S. News Rankings

For years, I have told anyone who will listen not to rely too heavily on the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, as they are deeply flawed and don't necessarily capture the quality of education a particular school provides.  I know many college consultants who feel the same way.  [...]

By |2021-11-09T22:04:14+00:00November, 16, 2021|College Rankings, College Research|0 Comments

Should You Submit Your Test Scores?

With the majority of colleges continuing to be test-optional this year, many students are wondering whether or not to submit their scores.  When advising students on this, I look at specific colleges' data.  Colleges typically publish the middle 50% of scores for either admitted or enrolled students, meaning that 50% [...]

Mythbusters: College Edition

High school students share information at school and online. Parents swap stories in the carpool lane and during backyard bar-b-ques. But when it comes to college admissions, can you believe everything you hear? During a recent webinar, admissions officers from seven different colleges addressed and corrected some common misconceptions. 1. [...]

Tuition-Free College? It’s Possible

In a previous blog post, I explained that some colleges charge different amounts of tuition based on students' majors. But what if you could attend college without paying tuition at all? Large and small schools across the nation have a variety of programs (not loans) that allow students to do [...]

By |2021-11-03T21:32:27+00:00September, 8, 2021|Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|0 Comments

How to Choose a College Major: Research and Exploration

In a previous blog post, I described several surveys and assessments students can take to help them identify potential college majors.  But identifying possible majors is only the first step; in order to make an informed choice about your college major, you also need to research and explore different options. Research: [...]

By |2021-08-30T20:22:13+00:00August, 31, 2021|College Majors, College Preparation|0 Comments

ADHD and College: Making it Work

Guest blog post by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, ADHD Parent Coach and Teacher Consultant If you are concerned about your child’s ADHD and how they will perform in college, you are not alone. Whether your teen is about to start college or you are in the process of searching for the [...]

By |2021-08-25T12:58:40+00:00August, 25, 2021|College Preparation, Transitioning to College|0 Comments

College Essay Advice from a Professional Writer

Guest blog post by Jason Oppenheimer, Copywriter I have two completely different thumbs. Without any other context, I probably have your attention by now. And in a world where attention spans are often no longer than the time it takes to read a push-notification, that’s certainly no small feat.  Consequently, [...]

Differential Tuition – Your Major Matters

For most college-bound students and their families, the cost of tuition is an important consideration. It’s also very confusing. The cost of a college education includes tuition, fees, room and board (an outdated term which means housing and meals), travel expenses, and books and supplies. All of these are rolled [...]

By |2021-07-13T00:09:10+00:00July, 7, 2021|College Majors, Paying for College|0 Comments

How to Choose a College Major: Surveys and Assessments

For many high school students, the thought of selecting a college major seems daunting.  How, at the age of 17 or 18, are you supposed to choose a field of study that will lead to a career you may have for years to come? First, it's important to note that [...]

By |2021-09-12T21:41:05+00:00June, 30, 2021|College Majors, College Preparation|0 Comments

Colleges’ COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

On March 25, Rutgers University, a public university in New Jersey, announced that it would require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to its three campuses in the fall.  Rutgers may have been the first college to require the vaccine, but in the following days and weeks, many [...]

By |2021-05-18T17:04:34+00:00May, 11, 2021|College and COVID-19|0 Comments
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