The Importance of Likely Colleges – Students should apply only to colleges that they are willing to attend (and gladly!). Thus, you need to spend as much time researching the schools that are likely to admit you as you
Back to the Classroom – After over a year of on-line learning, most US students will be returning to the classroom this fall. Along with the excitement of seeing friends and resuming activities, many are feeling anxiety about the
More Ideas for Summer Break – although it’s late for planning, students still can find exciting summer opportunities that are also meaningful. Check out our ideas for a constructive summer.
Majoring in the Classics – in today’s
Summer Plans – In-person & Virtual – Summer 2021 already promises great improvements since exciting options are opening up. Some of the most well-established summer programs are offering both a few on-campus courses and many online courses. What
Making Final Decisions – Some very happy students now have the enviable problem of deciding which college they want to attend. Although some of you will be able to make a campus visit, many of you may have
Handling Denials – How Parents Can Help – Denials are inevitable in an atmosphere of increasingly selective admissions, so how can parents help ease the pain when their child is not chosen, for many reasons relating to the
Considering a Gap Year – With the advent of effective vaccines and with colleges beginning to announce on campus programs for the fall of 2021, should you still consider a gap year? Here are some things to think
Making Sense of College Rankings – For many students and parents, one of their many early college research options is to go directly to those famous lists of college rankings. Tread carefully here; rankings may not tell you what
Overused Essay Topics – Many applicants do themselves a disservice by taking on topics that don’t resonate well with the admission readers, thus giving a false or incorrect impression of the writer. Learn which topics to avoid.
Choosing a Gap Year – With the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of colleges in the fall of 2020, a greater number of students than usual are contemplating taking a gap year. Read here about the pros and cons of