The Art of the College Tour

By |2018-07-23T02:38:22+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. [...]

Take Advantage of Colleges’ Visits to Your High School

By |2017-09-09T21:47:04+00:00September, 7, 2017|College Research, College Visits|

As school gets underway, so do college admissions counselors' visits to high schools.  As with college fairs, these visits give students the opportunity to learn about different colleges and to connect with the people who read and make decisions about applications.  Unlike a college fair, an admissions officer's visit to a [...]

Upcoming Workshops from Discovery College Consulting

By |2017-04-13T18:01:32+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 |2017-04-13T18:01:35+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 [...]

Trinity University: A Great Place for Academic Exploration

By |2017-04-13T18:01:35+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 [...]

Making the Most of a College Visit

By |2017-04-13T18:01:37+00:00August, 31, 2016|College Research, College Visits|

Many people wonder about the need for a college visit, especially when most colleges now offer virtual tours.  Yet, if you ask these same people if they’d buy a house without seeing it or a car without driving it, the answer is usually an emphatic “no!”  Given the emotional and [...]

The Case for Women’s Colleges

By |2017-04-13T18:01:38+00:00July, 14, 2016|College Research, College Visits|

Last month, I visited Bryn Mawr College, a women's college in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  I can't say enough about how impressed I was with the young women I met during my visit.  I had the pleasure of interacting with several students, all of whom were poised, articulate, intelligent, and dedicated. [...]

You’ve Been Accepted; Now, Where Should You Enroll?

By |2017-04-13T18:01:40+00:00March, 14, 2016|College Admissions, College Majors, College Research, College Visits, Financial Aid, Scholarships|

March is an important month for high school seniors: by the end of it, most students will know which colleges admitted them and which didn't.  Students may know April 1 as April Fool's Day, but, it is also the date by which many colleges release their admissions decisions.  Students then have until [...]

How to Begin the College Search Process

By |2017-04-13T18:01:41+00:00March, 1, 2016|College Degrees, College Preparation, College Research, College Visits, Financial Aid, Scholarships|

  As spring approaches, many high school juniors and their parents are beginning to feel the impending pressure of college, if they haven’t been feeling it already.  For those who are just beginning their college search, the prospect may seem overwhelming.  With more than 4,700 colleges in the United States [...]

Maximizing Your Time at a College Fair

By |2017-04-13T18:01:42+00:00August, 19, 2014|College Preparation, College Research, College Visits|

The start of school marks the arrival of another important fall ritual: college fairs, which are gatherings of representatives from colleges.  Typically, the representatives will have tables on which they’ll display brochures and materials from the college.  Some fairs are limited to local or in-state colleges, while others include schools [...]