Upcoming College Fairs

By |2020-08-24T15:52:31+00:00August, 29, 2017|College Admissions, College Research|

Just as the fall is a popular time for college admissions officers to visit high schools, it's also when most college fairs are held.  In the next couple months, there will be several fairs in the Denver area.  Click the links below to learn more about each fair, including which [...]

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 [...]

Do You Have to Know Your Major Before College?

By |2020-08-24T15:52:32+00:00May, 3, 2017|College Admissions, College Applications, College Degrees, College Majors, College Research|

Students and parents frequently ask me how important it is to determine what you want to major in before you go to college.  As with so many aspects of the college search and admissions process, the answer is, "It depends." Some would say that the whole point of going to college is [...]

College Options for Students Who Don’t Test Well

By |2020-08-24T15:52:32+00:00March, 14, 2017|College Admissions, College Admissions Tests, College Applications, College Research|

For many students, one of the most dreaded parts of the college admissions process is taking college entrance exams.  The ACT and SAT are the most popular such exams, and there is a great deal of hype around preparing for and taking these tests.  Parents often spend hundreds or even thousands of [...]

Should You Attend a Community College?

By |2020-08-24T15:52:32+00:00March, 6, 2017|Careers, College Degrees, College Majors, College Research|

Parents often ask me if their children should begin their college education at a community college and then transfer to a four-year college to complete their Bachelor's degree.  Community colleges offer a number of benefits, such as lower tuition, smaller classes, and in some cases, more support.  Yet there are also some drawbacks [...]

Upcoming Workshops from Discovery College Consulting

By |2020-08-24T15:52:32+00:00February, 22, 2017|College Admissions, College Applications, College Research, College Visits|

In March, Discovery College Consulting will be offering a free workshop in Denver and will be leading a seminar in Longmont. See below for details and registration information. Maximizing Your Chances for College Admission Are you concerned about the competitiveness of college admissions?  Wondering how you can stand out among [...]

High Point University: Intentionality and Personalization

By |2020-08-24T15:52:33+00:00November, 13, 2016|College Research, College Visits|

When entering the gates of High Point University, immediately you are treated like someone special. Driving in from the gate, you will see your name on a parking space to welcome you to your visit. From that moment on, you are met with opportunities, personalized touches, friendly people, and intentional [...]

How to Write a “Why This College?” Essay

By |2020-08-24T15:52:33+00:00November, 10, 2016|College Admissions, College Essays, College Research|

Many colleges ask students to submit an essay that explains why they want to attend that school.  If you have to write such an essay for multiple colleges, it can be tempting to write something generic and then send it to every school. However, this is absolutely the WRONG approach.  Here are [...]

Trinity University: A Great Place for Academic Exploration

By |2020-08-24T15:52:33+00:00November, 1, 2016|College Research, College Visits|

At a time when more and more students are feeling pressured to choose a major long before they set foot on a college campus, Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas (not to be confused with Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut) takes the opposite approach.  In fact, Trinity students are discouraged from declaring [...]

The College Fairs Are Coming!

By |2020-08-24T15:52:33+00:00September, 6, 2016|College Admissions, College Research|

Apparently, Paul Revere never actually uttered the famous words, "The British are coming!"  Yet, in the spirit of that misquote, the college fairs are, indeed, coming to Denver (and probably to your city, if you live elsewhere).  Fall is a popular time for college fairs, and below is information about and [...]

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