COVID-Related Learning Loss: Implications for Colleges

When I was a kid, I remember friends whose parents would pay them for every “A” on their report card. Others got special treats, like a trip to get ice cream or see a movie. The U.S., whose national report card came out last month, sadly isn’t eligible for any [...]

How the Supreme Court Could Change College Admissions

Last week, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments for two cases about affirmative action in college admissions.  An organization called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) sued both Harvard and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill over their consideration of race in admissions decisions.  Many legal experts, higher education professionals, [...]

By |2022-11-09T03:16:54+00:00November, 9, 2022|College Admissions|0 Comments

Why Is College So Expensive? Part 2

When President Biden announced in August that he would forgive student loan debt for millions of borrowers, many critics argued that his plan did not address the larger problem of the rising cost of college.  In response, I published a blog post entitled, "Why Is College So Expensive?"  A couple weeks [...]

By |2022-11-10T20:45:37+00:00November, 2, 2022|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College|0 Comments

Test-Optional Admissions: A Deeper Look

The considerable growth in the number of colleges offering test-optional admissions has led many students and parents to question whether the ACT/SAT are necessary or relevant. Unfortunately, the answer is not simple, and whether a student should take these tests and submit scores has become a more complicated question.  A [...]

COVID-Related Learning Loss

Learning Loss. Academic Skills. Soft Skills. Read or listen to any mainstream news source and you’re likely to hear these phrases bandied about. What does it all mean? When K-12 schools and colleges shut down in March of 2020, many parents, students and educators thought they were getting an extended [...]

Why Is College So Expensive?

Since President Biden announced on August 24 that he was canceling student loan debt for millions of borrowers, there has been a flurry of responses from a wide range of individuals.  One of the main criticisms of Biden's plan is that canceling student debt does nothing to address rising college [...]

By |2022-09-10T22:37:07+00:00August, 30, 2022|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College|1 Comment

How to Succeed in Business without a Business Major

Over the last several years, I've noticed that business has become an increasingly popular intended major among my students. At times, I wonder if some of these students are truly interested in business or if they feel pressured (by their parents, society, etc.) to major in it in order to [...]

By |2022-09-09T22:38:55+00:00July, 12, 2022|Careers, College Degrees, College Majors|0 Comments

Colorado Colleges: A Great Education in the Great Outdoors

Recently, I visited seven Colorado colleges in about two and a half days. Yes, it was exhausting. No, I don’t recommend visiting that many schools in that amount of time. That said, if beautiful scenery, access to the great outdoors, and superb academic programs sound appealing, you should consider a [...]

By |2022-07-05T23:13:07+00:00July, 6, 2022|College Research, College Visits|0 Comments

First-Year Seminars: Introducing Students to College Life

Guest blog post by Lindsey Duthrie, Academic Advisor During my training as an Academic Advisor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), I learned about the university’s Gateway Program Seminar, or GPS 1010.  This first-year seminar is required for all incoming UCCS students.   As an advisor, my role was [...]

By |2022-07-05T23:10:16+00:00June, 28, 2022|Transitioning to College|0 Comments

Discovery College Consulting Featured on Money.com

I was interviewed by money.com (formerly Money Magazine) for an article called, "4 Tips for Finding the Best College for You."  Specifically, I was asked about how students can use campus visits to determine if a college is a good fit. The article was included in Money's "Best Colleges" feature [...]

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