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Traditional Four-Year College Degrees are the Exception, not the Rule

You must read this article by Neil Swidley in  the Boston Globe.  Mr. Swidley  pulls together some great information that shatters the myth of the four year college degree. Fact:  Census data from 2005 indicate that only 28% of Americans have obtained a Bachelors degree. Fact:  Only about 10% of Americans take the “traditional path” […]

GAP Year Programs and College Admission

I was recently talking with a colleague about the merits of students taking a year off between high school and college to do something different, fulfilling, and fun. The GAP year has a long tradition in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Only recently have more American students begun to consider that the rush […]