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Summer: Not Just a Vacation

Wondering what to do this summer? Read this blog post for tips on summer planning and resources for finding summer programs.

The Story of Your College Application: Extracurricular Activities

Colleges aren't only interested in your academic success; they also want to know how you've spent your time outside the classroom, or what extracurricular activities you've participated in. When considering what activities to pursue, it's important to keep a few factors in mind.

13-year-old Verbally Commits to USC Football

Earlier this week we wrote about college athletic recruiting and questions student athletes should consider asking. This post provided great topics for students to think about as they consider athletics to be a major factor in their college search process.  However, not all student athletes are considering all of their options. Earlier this month,  13-year-old […]

College Athletic Recruiting: Questions to Ask Coaches

My clients often ask what questions they should ask when they visit with athletic coaches. Whether you are a “blue chip” NCAA Division 1 athletic recruit, or whether you are hoping to play in the NAIA, or whether you’re interested in a NCAA Division 3 team, these questions can help you determine whether this team, […]

Colleges Cut Costs By Cutting Sports

Yesterday I mentioned that the economic downturn has affected faculty recruitment at many universities, including the University of California system. Thus budget cutbacks are having a negative impact on the educational experience of students. Universities are also cutting sports–or at least slashing their budgets.  Very few NCAA sports programs break even, and even fewer make […]

Answering Coach Questionnaires for NCAA Recruitment

Nancy Nitardy, a former Division 1 coach at Harvard, Dartmouth, and Indiana University, works with Great College Advice to ensure that athletes get the best educational and athletic experiences possible. She applies her experience as a coach to advise students how to get their attention and get recruited for their teams. She and I work […]