Category Archives: College Selection

How Will You Make Your Final College Decision?

How Will You Make Your Final College Decision?

After completing college visits, researching online, submitting applications, essays, supplementary materials, gathering recommendations and participating in interviews, you will soon be making your final college decision. Since students have several weeks to notify colleges of their decision, it may be wise to visit again as an accepted student. In contrast to visiting on an earlier college tour, your questions as an accepted student may become more detail oriented. It is best to visit when colleges are in session. So, plan your trip accordingly. Continue reading

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Don’t Force The College Fit

Look at just about any Independent College Admission website, and you will see some language referring to the goal of finding the right fit for the college applicant, academically and financially. This has led to a plethora of websites that … Continue reading

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The New Coalition Application

The New Coalition Application

On Saturday, October 3rd, three Board Members of the new Coalition Application, Barbara Gill, Associate Vice President for enrollment management at the University of Maryland, John Latting, Assistant Vice Provost for undergraduate enrollment and Dean of Admission at Emory University, and Audrey Smith, Vice President for enrollment at Smith College presented a summary of their “work in progress” to an audience of over 500 people at the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC) Conference in San Diego. The announcement of this new application hosted by 83 colleges in collaboration with CollegeNet came just a few days prior to the conference, setting up a storm of conversation and questions. The Coalition Colleges want to increase college access for all students and add another way to apply in addition to the several online applications that currently exist. Continue reading

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Are Colleges At Risk To Alternative Education Choices?

Are Colleges At Risk To Alternative Education Choices?

  Are colleges at risk to alternative education choices? Yes, if they do not become more affordable without students taking on massive debt, and use more cutting edge teaching methods.  In economics, they say that “the cure for high prices is … Continue reading

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Before a Decision

Before a Decision

It’s true that one of the hardest places to be is right before a decision. Options to weigh, pros & cons to think about and discuss, research to do and connections to make can be a few of the mind queries before a decision is made. Before a decision is made about which college to attend, several variables should be carefully reviewed Continue reading

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Guidelines For Making The Final College Choice

Guidelines For Making The Final College Choice

The waiting is almost over as admission notices get sent out now and within the next few weeks. Making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. There are a variety of ways that each person goes about making their final college choice. Factors in selecting a college may vary from person to person. However, there are some common questions that should be taken into consideration. Here are guidelines for making the final college choice: Continue reading

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50 Questions To Ask Before Applying To College

Which college to attend is a monumental decision, but all too often teenagers and their parents don’t devote nearly enough attention to researching their options. Failing to adequately research colleges is certainly one reason why one out of three college … Continue reading

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Double Depositing….Wrong and Risky

Making your final college choice by May 1st is not easy especially if you have been waitlisted by other colleges you are also considering. Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions & Your Final College Choice

The waiting is almost over as admission notices get sent out now and within the next few weeks. Making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. Here are things to keep in mind. There are a variety of ways … Continue reading

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Things To Do & Ask Once Admitted to College

Many of you may have conducted campus visits prior to being accepted and may have participated in campus tours and spent some time on campus. Now that you are accepted students you may choose to visit again or for the first time before making your decision. Once accepted, your questions may become more detail oriented. Continue reading

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