20 Questions to ask college representatives

Whether you meet them at a college fair or on a campus visit, college reps genuinely enjoy talking to high school students and answering questions about their college. The following questions will help start a good dialogue: What makes your college unique? What academic programs is your college most known for? How would you describe … Continue reading 20 Questions to ask college representatives

“Unfiltered” Advice for Parents and Students

A writer with the Washington Post asked me and other college admission pros what we wish we “could say to parents and students about education, parenting, life and college but cannot, either because [we] want to keep [our] jobs or [we] think parents/kids are not ready to hear it.” We were assured our responses would … Continue reading “Unfiltered” Advice for Parents and Students

Spring Break Ideas for Juniors and Sophomores

Dear Juniors and Sophomores (and your parents): Spring break is almost here. Of course, it’s important to rest and recharge our batteries during the break, but for juniors and sophomores, it’s also a great time to get some work done on the college search. In addition to resting and recharging, here are two more ideas … Continue reading Spring Break Ideas for Juniors and Sophomores

Get in the Game: Tips for Student-Athletes and Their Families (A new resource from NACAC)

From registering with eligibility centers to signing a letter, of intent the college applications is different for student-athletes.  This brochure  from the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) breaks down the process into 10 steps to help you identify a college where you can pursue both your athletic and academic interests. Download a free … Continue reading Get in the Game: Tips for Student-Athletes and Their Families (A new resource from NACAC)