The Importance of Demonstrated Interest

By |2020-08-24T15:52:26+00:00September, 5, 2018|College Admissions, College Applications, College Preparation|

In talking with students and parents, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, "What can I/my child to do improve my/my child's chances of admission?"  Sometimes people ask this in regard to a particular college, and other times they ask about getting into college in general. 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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Making the Most of a College Visit

By |2020-08-24T15:52:34+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 [...]

Chapman University: “Continue Your Education and Start Your Career”

By |2020-08-24T15:52:36+00:00May, 1, 2014|College Research, College Visits|

 At the beginning of my tour at Chapman University, the student tour guide said, "This is a place where you not only can continue your education, you can start your career."   Throughout the tour, the guide gave examples of how Chapman students are able to do just that -- through internships, [...]

California Dreamin’ at Loyola Marymount University

By |2020-08-24T15:52:38+00:00December, 6, 2013|College Research, College Visits|

As the Mamas and the Papas song goes, "California dreamin'...on such a winter's day."  Here in Denver, the last few days' temperatures have featured highs in the teens and lows below zero.  So, I am, indeed, dreaming of California, and it seems like an appropriate time to recount my September visit to [...]

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