Carnival of College Admission–Fab Four Edition

We’ve come to the Fabulous Fourth Edition of the Carnival of College Admission.  And what better way to celebrate than to bring the original Fab Four to help us sing their classic songs?  So join in the Sing-A-Long as we present the Beatles’ Greatest College Admission Hits.


COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Got To Get You Into My Life:  Andy Burns, the director of admission of Fort Lewis College, shares his post, A Holistic Review Process, which appears on his blog, Transitioning to College.


The Long and Winding Road:  Admissions consultant Todd Johnson presents How Long Does it Take to Graduate from College? posted at College Admissions Counseling.  The answer:  longer than most parents bargained for!


I’ve Just Seen a Face:  Tom Williams presents Facebook Fiasco – how to turn negative into positive posted at InnoGage. Tom provides an Interesting case study about handling a Facebook disaster. Many colleges are afraid of Facebook. Tom is trying to help dispel that fear and he sees it as an amazing admissions tool.


Do You Want To Know a Secret?:  Gregg Cohen of Campus Bound blogs for the Upromise community, and he shares his thoughts on College Rankings – Can you trust them? posted in Upromise community blog.  His answer?  Not much.  Better to start with a look inside yourself, and a think about what is best for you.


I Should Have Known Better:  Kate Scozzaro, a student blogger for the unbiased online college matching site, myUsearch , discusses all of the things she wishes she would have considered when choosing a college in her post Things I Forgot to Ask When Choosing a College .


With A Little Help From My Friends:  Gina LaGuardia presents How Seriously Should You Consider Student Reviews of Colleges? posted at College – U. Got It? The answer?  Student reviews can be fun and titillating, but you need to be very careful in judging whether to trust them.


I’ll Be On My Way:  Khan presents Benefits of Choosing a Career and Technical School posted at Higher Education Blog.


Here, There, and Everywhere: Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Sites For Encouraging ELL’s To Attend College | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… posted at Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day….  This is a very thoughtful post with good recommendations.


Ticket to Ride:  College Degrees presents Foreign Credentials Evaluations: What Diplomas Make the Grade? posted at The Degree People.  This is a helpful post for student from other countries who hope to study in the United States.


BOARDING SCHOOLS

Tell Me What You See: Peter Baron presents Perception vs the Reality of the Boarding School Experience posted at onBoarding Schools.  It’s an interesting little article by a mother who examines some of the reasons families choose to send their students to boarding school–or, choose not to.  As in so many other aspects of life, we often rush to judgment without gathering solid information ourselves.


FINANCIAL AID

Can’t Buy Me Love:  O. Daille Nation-Ashley presents Financial Aid for International Students posted at CEOmum – Parenting is a Full Time Job.  This is a wonderful resource that carefully explains the ways in which applications for financial aid are different for students who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of the United States.


Baby You’re a Rich Man:  The Editors of Financial-Aid-Resource-Center.com presents College Savings Plan posted at Financial Aid Blog.  Still uncertain as to what a 529 is?  Get some clarity!


SCHOLARSHIPS

You Never Give Me Your Money: Chris presents $2000 College Scholarship for Student Bloggers posted at Dorm Room Biz.  All you student bloggers should take note–could be an easy road to 2 Gs.


COLLEGE LIFE

I’m Happy Just to Dance with You:  Ali Hale, the Alpha Student, reminds us that even though it might not feel like it, your teens and twenties are the time of your life when you’ll have the most freedom and energy! Get as much out of your university years as you can, by seizing opportunities while you’re still young.  Read her post Being young – make the most of it.


Glass Onion:  Shae shares a post about why meat eaters should consider eating vegetarian while in college.  Read all Shae’s collegiate culinary advice at The Collegiate Gourmet.  She explores both the philosophy and the practicalities of becoming a vegetarian…or even a “partial vegetarian.” 


Tomorrow Never Knows:  Dawn Papandrea presents Before They Were Stars, They Were Students posted at CollegeSurfing Insider. There’s much to be said about fame and fortune, but it’s not very often that we talk about the hard work required to get to that point. For many success stories in various industries, that hard work begins in the college classroom.


Student blogger Jennifer Himottu at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) brags about (complains about?) how her college not only sets students up student for financial success after college, but also provides students with a seemingly endless supply of T-shirts.  Check out her blog at from the WPI website.


You Can’t Do That:  MBB presents College Students and The Lure Of Campus Student Credit Cards posted at Money Blue Book.  Credit cards can be helpful, but they can also become an albatross. This is a great post to help you think about using credit responsibly.


It’s All Too Much:  Alvaro Fernandez presents Memory Problems? Perhaps you are Multi-tasking posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution.


OTHER COOL STUFF

Eleanor Rigby:  Cranky presents Crazy Eyes, one of a series of posts about the nutty professors at Cranky’s college. Read the rest of Cranky’s posts at The Cranky Professor.  If I had Crazy Eyes for a prof, I’d likely be weirded out.


Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey:  Cranky also offers us Professor Playboy. The things you don’t know about your professors! , another profile of one of her oddball colleagues at The Cranky Professor.  Your professor may seem conventional enough in his tweed jacket.  But underneath that nerdy exterior is a hunk of burning love, baby!


There’s A Place:  Dave Van de Walle presents uSphere jumps on the Presidential Bandwagon with (selected) Alma Maters of the Presidents posted at U Sphere Blog.


Well, that wraps up the Fab Four edition of the Carnival of College Admission.  Please join us for the next edition, which will appear on November 26th, just in time for Turkey Day.  If you’d like to contribute to the next edition, use our handy-dandy submission form . Or you may want to check out our archives.


And if you’d like to host, please let me know! Ob-La-Di-Bla-Da!


Mark Montgomery

Educational Consultant

GreatCollegeAdvice.com


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7 Responses to “Carnival of College Admission–Fab Four Edition”

  1. Wow! I should have studied my Beatles when I was in college…

    Great intro, Mark, but no mention of University of Liverpool?!

    Dave from uSphere.com

  2. There’s something in the way you post, Mark (sorry, couldn’t resist a good Beatles reference!). Thanks for including CollegeSurfing in the latest carnival. Glad to be in such talented company.

  3. I love the theme of this carnival. Not to be outdone are the outstanding posts. Lots of reading for me.

    Thanks for the inclusion.

  4. Mark. It never fails. You seem to uncover more and more great blogs that I have never come across. Thanks for all the resources!

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