Princeton encourages it. Harvard’s a big fan. From Tufts to MIT, some of the most prestigious universities in the nation are urging students to consider something that would make most parents cringe: The idea of putting off college for a year in favor of some much-needed downtime. Read more. I LOVE this part of the advice: … Continue reading Is a ‘gap year’ before college a good idea?
These students will attend the following colleges and universities: Boston University Castleton State College Colby College Fordham University Hamilton College Hampshire College Hobart and William Smith Colleges Ithaca College Le Moyne College Miami University (OH) Michigan Technological University Monroe Community College Niagara University Northeastern University Quinnipiac University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers … Continue reading The class of 2013 is headed to college!
I meet with a lot of families who are considering Northwood School for a post-graduate (PG) year. I give all of them the same advice. (Don’t know what a post-graduate year is? See “A Post Graduate Year; What's That?” or “Understanding the PG Year.”) Finish strong. Remember: you are on a different program than your … Continue reading Advice for Seniors Considering a Postgraduate Year
As the next class of college freshmen prepare to pack for college, the New York Times Blog The Choice asked Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman, authors of The Secrets of College Success, to compile some tips for getting ready academically. Read what they had to say. The same blog has another post, this one … Continue reading Now that you’ve gotten in
Some students wish to defer a college acceptance because they want to take a year to pursue their sport or some other activity before attending college full-time. That's great, and colleges usually think highly of a student who has the extra year or maturity and life experience before attending the school. Keep this in mind, … Continue reading How to Defer Your Acceptance