College Visits

Plan Spring Break Early

I know, I know. It’s only the middle of January and most of us here in the USA are in the depths of winter, some much more than others. However, if you’re planning a spring break adventure, whether you’re in college or high school, it’s time to think ahead about what you’ll be doing. Spring ...

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Start Your College Plan Early

We’re about to turn the corner and head into another New Year. This has been a year like no other. That’s a phrase that we hear frequently. Literally, every year is a year like no other because it’s an entirely different year, every year. That seems obvious and almost nonsensical, but the “unlike no other ...

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The Right College: Seek And Find

Now that it’s August, and the start of school (your senior high school year!) is fast approaching. I want to discuss the most important aspect of your college process: creating the best group of schools for you to apply to. [Apologies for ending that sentence with a preposition!] So, this blog post addresses the major component of that process: ...

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Show Your Thanks for Your Success

Now that we’re into the month of March, high school seniors around the globe are no doubt thinking about one thing: College acceptances. “Where will I be going to college this fall?” “Who has accepted me?” “Who will deny me?” “When will I find out?” The answer to that final question is: Soon! In a ...

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The Importance of College Visits

We’ve discussed college visits quite a bit here over the years. There’s a simple reason for that: it’s a crucial part of the college admissions process. Most people wouldn’t buy a car before taking it for a test drive, even a new one. Most people wouldn’t buy a house without having a home inspection done ...

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Lost in Translation

High school seniors who are headed to college, as well as their parents, should know how to translate the words they hear from college admissions officials. This also applies to what they read on colleges’ Web sites and in their related literature. My College Confidential colleague, Sally Rubenstone, refers to this language as “AdmissionSpeak.” Shades ...

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Mistakes College Process Rookies Make

For you high school seniors heading to college out there, this is your first and only time that you will be going through the undergraduate college application process. This can be quite intimidating for rookies. For you parents who are going through the process for the first time because your son or daughter is your ...

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Your College Picks: Be Realistic

Attention high school juniors … Let’s talk about selecting colleges for your application process next autumn. Let’s temper your idealism with some realism. Okay, the new U.S. News “Best Colleges” rankings have just come out and you’ve been scouring the listings for inspiration. Naturally, if you’re like most of us, you’ve gone right to “the ...

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Pre-Sod College Visits

I’ve been fascinated by the Rio Olympics this past week. Other than the polluted water, green-tinted swimming pools, armed robberies, and fatal taxi deaths for competitors, I’ve found a lot to like. I was watching track and field competition the other day. It seemed as though each event had a huge number of aspirants vying ...

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Trod That College Sod!

Now that the dust has finally settled from the last weeks of your sophomore or junior year, it’s time to get back to business with an absolutely critical aspect of your college process: campus visits. I hope that you’re ready to focus your energies on this important, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The undergraduate college process can be ...

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