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Swarthmore College – Take A Seat!

As you visit colleges take the time to observe where students gather together, where they are studying, hanging out, or meeting professors. It can give you a great sense of how students interact with one another on campus. The Adirondack style chairs on the Swarthmore campus are a perfect place to do just that.

Advice for College Fairs

Educational Consultant, Cara Ray, shares some advice about what questions to ask at a college fair and how to make the most of your time at the fair.

Why Hire An Educational Consultant?

Why hire an educational consultant? Because you get personalized attention, alleviate stress, gain a competitive edge, eliminate confusion, and (best of all) you can SAVE MONEY!

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

Many experts come up with a formula to answer this question. I hear counselors say something like this all the time: 3 "stretches", 5 "targets," and 2 "safeties." But the number of applications depends entirely on who you are and what you want. If you think things through carefully, perhaps you will need to apply to only one!

Choosing the Best Major for the 21st Century and the Quest for Relevance

The New York Times ran a story on Sunday entitled Making College “Relevant.”  The thrust is that consumers of higher education (i.e., primarily parents, but also students) are demanding clear links between the education one purchases and the job one lands after graduation. In some ways this makes perfect sense:  a college education is a […]