Test Optional Admissions and Diversity on Campus: What’s the Deal?

If a college goes test optional, will it increase diversity? Announcements from admissions indicate that it might. But announcements to diversify the applicant pool are not the same as changes to the complexion of the campus community. Let’s see what happens.

4 Reasons College Campus Visits Are a Waste of Time & Money

College campus visits are a ritual. A rite of passage. A requirement. And they also are mostly a waste of time and money. As the summer winds down, my team and I have been busy debriefing our students and their parents about whatever summertime college campus visits they have done in the past month or […]

Moody’s Bond Ratings for Higher Education and the US News Rankings

Colleges and universities would not be great investments, generally speaking. Moody’s Investor Service has a negative outlook for the sector. A college admissions expert explains what this means.

Got the summer travel bug? Plan some college visits!

Visiting colleges is a big part of the whole college process, but it can be a tricky thing to plan! Between classes, sports, clubs, jobs, and other obligations, sometimes it’s impossible to get college visits scheduled during the school year. Now that you’ve got your whole summer stretching out in front of you, it’s time […]

Satisfy your high school foreign language requirements in fun ways!

How much foreign language is required for college and how can you meet those requirements beyond high school classes? College admissions experts offer suggestions.

Getting Into A Top College: Expectations vs. Reality

As you begin to consider your college application process, you are going to be hearing a lot of details from those who have gone before you, and gathering a lot of information from various sources. Some of this information will not be accurate or helpful to you as you map out your plan for your […]

Getting Into College – The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Getting into college is one of the most important aspects of your child’s life, and it’s your responsibility as the parent to help in any way you can. There are many choices to make, and many sources of information out there to choose from, not all of it accurate. Here are some assumptions you may […]

Getting Into College – Why It’s Easier Than You Might Think

The thought of getting into college can be daunting. The ACT or SAT exam is a big deal, keeping your grades up is not easy, writing an admissions essay that stands out is no simple task. But there are trends these days that are sure to make you feel more at ease about getting into […]

Which College Is Right For You?

There are many aspects of the college search that must be considered when you decide to apply. Among the most important is where to apply. It may be easy to consider applying to a college or university that is nearby, or that your best friend is applying to, or is where a parent went to […]

5 Misconceptions About How To Get Into College

1. I have to do community service. Doing community service is a fine choice for extracurricular activity, if you enjoy it. It can be a satisfying and selfless way to contribute to society. But it is not necessary to have community service listed as an activity on your college application. You should put your extracurricular […]