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 [...]

Record Your Activities Early in Your High School Career

By |2020-08-24T15:52:34+00:00May, 19, 2016|College Applications, College Preparation, Uncategorized|

Every fall, I see high school seniors struggle to fill out the activities section of their college applications.  For most students, the hardest part is trying to describe each activity in 150 characters or fewer, as required by the Common Application.  Yet for some students, the difficulties revolve around remembering what [...]

The College Search Process — Webinar Recording

By |2020-08-24T15:52:37+00:00February, 5, 2014|College Admissions, College Applications, College Preparation, College Research, College Visits, Financial Aid|

As explained in my January 17 blog post, I recently conducted a webinar on the college search process.  The topics I covered included the following: myths vs. realities in the college admissions process factors students should consider in their college search finding a college that’s a “good fit” what colleges look for [...]

Surviving the Waiting Game

By |2020-08-24T15:52:37+00:00January, 24, 2014|College Admissions, College Applications|

For high school seniors, the bulk of the work involved in applying to college is now over, as most regular decision deadlines have passed.  However, for some students, the hardest part of the process has just begun: waiting to receive admissions decisions from colleges.  This may be especially difficult for [...]

Parents: “Hands Off” Your Kid’s College Essays

By |2020-08-24T15:52:38+00:00December, 3, 2013|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays|

In my last blog post, I offered advice to parents on how to help their children deal with stress caused by the college application process.  One of my suggestions was that parents minimize their conversations with their kids about college, as constant parental nagging only serves to increase students' stress. [...]

Please Pass the Turkey, and Stop Asking Me About College!

By |2020-08-24T15:52:38+00:00November, 27, 2013|College Admissions, College Applications|

Hanukkah starts tonight, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and Christmas is less than a month away.  The holiday season is stressful for many people, but that stress is magnified for high school seniors who are trying to finish their college applications.  Those who applied early are, at the same time, anxiously awaiting their [...]

High School Senior Offers Advice on College Admissions

By |2020-08-24T15:52:38+00:00November, 20, 2013|College Admissions, College Applications|

I've written several blog posts recently about the stress involved in the college application process.  I've discussed how problems with the Common Application are adding to students' stress, offered tips for reducing stress, and shared humorous stories in an attempt to ease stress. In the November 17 edition of The Denver [...]

Common App Problems Add to Applicants’ Stress

By |2020-08-24T15:52:38+00:00November, 19, 2013|College Admissions, College Applications|

Although it hasn't generated as many headlines, the Common Application website has caused just as much frustration for college applicants as the healthcare.gov site has caused for healthcare consumers. The Common Application, or Common App, is an online application that's accepted by over 500 colleges.  The appeal is simple: fill [...]

George Washington University Misled Applicants

By |2020-08-24T15:52:38+00:00November, 6, 2013|College Admissions, College Applications, Financial Aid|

In my September 25 blog post, "College Rankings Scandals" I described how George Washington University (GW) had, for over a decade, altered the data it reported to the government and to U.S News and World Report.  In an effort to improve its U.S. News ranking, GW inflated the class ranks of the [...]

Tips for Hiring a College Consultant

By |2020-08-24T15:52:39+00:00November, 1, 2013|College Admissions, College Applications, College Consultants, College Preparation, College Research|

I had another article published today on ExpertBecaon.com.  This one explains the role of a college consultant and suggests things to consider and questions to ask when hiring one.  You can read it here.

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