Deferred? Demonstrate Continued Interest

By |2024-01-03T23:41:47+00:00January, 10, 2024|College Admissions, College Applications, College Fit, College Visits|

Many high school seniors received college admissions decisions in December.  Some were excited to be admitted, others were disappointed to be denied, and still others may have been confused because they were deferred.  If you applied early action or early decision and received a deferral, this means the college is [...]

Understanding Demonstrated Interest

By |2023-09-13T16:12:57+00:00September, 7, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays, College Fit, College Research, College Visits|

When colleges consider applicants, they are interested in several factors. At the majority of institutions, the most important factors are whether students challenged themselves in high school and took the most rigorous classes available to them, as well as their GPA. But, colleges consider other factors too, such as letters [...]

College Admissions Lessons from Netflix’s Never Have I Ever

By |2023-06-27T15:35:30+00:00June, 27, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, College Fit, College Research, College Visits|

I recently finished watching the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever on Netflix.  The show chronicles how the main character, Devi Vishwakumar, and her friends navigate the academic, social, and romantic challenges of high school. In the fourth season, Devi is a senior at a public high [...]

Discovery College Consulting Featured on Money.com

By |2022-05-31T19:56:30+00:00May, 31, 2022|College Fit, College Research, College Visits|

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 [...]

NYC Colleges: Something for Everyone

By |2022-05-03T21:08:20+00:00March, 9, 2022|College Fit, College Research, College Visits|

Perhaps you’ve decided going to college in New York City would be a perfect fit. Between the bright lights of Broadway, hundreds of museums and galleries, every type of cuisine imaginable, and shopping that can’t be beat, NYC has so much to offer. The Big Apple is indeed an exhilarating [...]

The “Big Fish-Little Pond” Theory of College

By |2021-03-09T01:38:59+00:00January, 5, 2021|College Fit, College Research|

I am currently reading David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell.  The premise of the book is that disadvantages might actually be advantages, that people who are considered underdogs may in fact have the greatest chance for success, and that obstacles might really be opportunities. One section of the book focuses [...]

The Case for Women’s Colleges

By |2020-11-15T17:14:38+00:00November, 5, 2020|College Fit, College Life, College Research|

Guest blog post by Charlotte Hamilton “Have you ever thought about applying to a women’s college?” My high school counselor asked me this during a meeting about my college search, over twenty years ago. In fact, I had never once thought of applying to a women’s college. Going as far [...]

Understanding Highly Selective College Admissions

By |2020-08-24T15:52:24+00:00November, 7, 2019|College Admissions, College Applications, College Fit|

I recently had the privilege of hearing admissions counselors from three highly selective colleges discuss their schools' approaches to admissions.  They provided information about and insight into what might appear to be a murky and mysterious process.  By sharing what I learned from these admissions officers, I hope to help [...]

Is the “Block Plan” Right for You?

By |2020-08-24T15:52:24+00:00July, 16, 2019|College Fit, College Research|

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 [...]

Should You Rule Out a College Because of Its Political Climate?

By |2020-08-24T15:52:31+00:00July, 12, 2017|College Fit, College Research|

There have been many news reports recently about controversies on college campuses due to differences in political beliefs, race, and/or religion.  For example, former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous was scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley in February, but administrators cancelled his speech after demonstrations turned violent.  The [...]

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