01Sep/16

Junior Year And Worrying About College?

Are you starting junior year and worrying about college? As your junior year starts, and the college search is not far behind, you (or your parents) might be wondering what you should be focusing on. Here are the two most common mistakes high school juniors tend to make: Waiting too long to prepare for and take standardized tests Many students think they can wait until they get their PSAT scores back to decide when, andRead More…

01Aug/16

Honors Colleges and Honors Programs

Honors Colleges and Honors Programs vary in size, quality, curriculum, advising, and financial aid opportunities. Here are 10 questions to ask. Honors Colleges and Honors Programs Many public universities, and even some smaller private schools, offer opportunities for students to access a smaller and more selective and intimate college experience than they might otherwise. Some universities offer Honors Programs and some Honors Colleges. They vary in size, quality, curriculum, advising, and financial aid opportunities. Students whoRead More…

20Jul/16

How College Admissions Has Changed

How college application has changed – the process has gotten more competitive across the board because applicant sizes are growing faster than seats. How College Admissions Has Changed Things have changed since 1980. Back then, if you had a good academic record and solid SAT/ ACT scores, you were likely headed to your first choice in higher learning. In the 90’s, some sports activities helped; then outside activities; then you needed community activism. You getRead More…