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 [...]

Colorado Colleges: A Great Education in the Great Outdoors

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Decide on a College without Visiting

By |2021-03-11T00:45:51+00:00March, 3, 2021|College Admissions and COVID-19, College and COVID-19, College Research, College Visits|

A few days ago, I was telling my parents that some of my seniors likely will have to decide which college they're going to attend without having visited, as the pandemic has upended college visits for the past year.  My dad commented that he didn't visit any colleges before deciding [...]

Researching Colleges Without Leaving Home

By |2020-08-24T15:52:23+00:00May, 12, 2020|College and COVID-19, College Research, College Visits|

For high school juniors, COVID-19 has really thrown a wrench into their college preparation and search process.  ACT and SAT test dates have been cancelled, AP exams are being given online, and the ability to visit college campuses has been suspended for an indefinite amount of time.  Many juniors were [...]

The Impact of Coronavirus on Colleges

By |2020-08-24T15:52:23+00:00March, 10, 2020|College Admissions, College and COVID-19, College Visits|

As the coronavirus spreads, its effects are being felt on college campuses across the U.S. and around the world.  The following are examples of recent actions taken by a handful of colleges. Many American colleges have cancelled study abroad programs in Italy, China, and South Korea, pulling students out of [...]

The Art of the College Tour

By |2020-08-24T15:52:26+00:00July, 18, 2018|College Research, College Visits|

Written in collaboration with Sandy Furth, World Student Support For students and parents, visiting universities can be a daunting task. However, it does not have to be. With a bit of planning and an understanding of the purpose of a college tour, a campus visit can be a great experience. [...]

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