Beware Marketing Glitz from the Office of Admission

Last night I was researching colleges for one of my clients and had a look at High Point University in High Point, NC. I previously knew nothing about. The website is impressive. It was clearly constructed by masters of marketing and public relations. The president, Nido Qubein, is a fantastic businessman and public speaker, and […]

Study Abroad: Caveat Emptor

At the dawn of the 21st century, every college in America is touting its smorgasbord of study abroad opportunities, from Albania to Angola to Australia and back again. For colleges, these programs are “must-haves,” just like climbing walls, salad bars, and frisbee golf. And these programs have proliferated in a very short amount of time. […]

Preparations for NACAC

I’m getting excited about my September trip to Austin for the annual conference of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). I’ll have the opportunity to attend a college fair and meet with dozens of college admission counselors in the search for schools that match the needs of my clients. Furthermore, I’ll visit several […]

College Board Exits the Student Loan Business

The New York Times reported on August 23 that the College Board–the home of the SAT–has decided to leave the student loan business in the wake of crackdowns on shady practices in the industry. Here’s an excerpt: In explaining its decision to abandon the business, the College Board cited new legislation and regulations cracking down […]

Consumer Reports Weighs In On Financial Aid

The September 2007 Issue of Consumer Reports contains a call for greater clarity and consistency in the way colleges award financial aid and communicate those aid packages to families. Here’s an excerpt: Students and parents should have access to understandable information at critical points in the financing process. The current system makes that nearly impossible. […]


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