Why a Liberal Arts College May be Just for You & Claremont Colleges College Tour

Liberal Arts. Gasp! (Insert sarcasm here) But what about the laser-focus? The foundation in something substantial. Liberal Arts you say? There can’t possibly be Math or Science happening. I don’t get it. How can you be successful with LIBERAL ARTS?  It’s okay to admit that you may not be as familiar with the liberal arts model. ButContinue reading “Why a Liberal Arts College May be Just for You & Claremont Colleges College Tour”

The UC Application: Key tools to get you on your UC game for rising seniors

My rising seniors. You may be wondering what the heck you’re supposed to be doing to prep for college apps right now. You also may be wondering who you’ll take to prom or what outfit to wear on Coachella day 1, I mean it is a big deal. Either way I’m sure the convo ofContinue reading “The UC Application: Key tools to get you on your UC game for rising seniors”

What Highly Selective Institutions Look for in Applicants: A conversation every educator, parent and student must have

“…the paralyzing terror of choosing the regular class earning an A over the AP class with a B.” I initially sat down to write a post recapping my time spent at Vanderbilt. Admissions, updates, student life, etc. But a much bigger idea came to fruition and I could not help but tackle it. I know…are weContinue reading “What Highly Selective Institutions Look for in Applicants: A conversation every educator, parent and student must have”

College Admission Decisions Not What You Expected? Read This.

“…the truth is you HAVEN’T lost that much. But what you have gained…well…we have yet to see.”  If you spent one day…one day…asking each adult you came across about their life and how they got to where they are today, you would find a varying degree of small, powerful stories. Maybe surprising stories. Maybe storiesContinue reading “College Admission Decisions Not What You Expected? Read This.”

London College Tour – University of Oxford and Cambridge

Day 2 included a quick lesson in counting coins over coffee in the city of London to a train ride into the charming Cambridge area in the countryside. Although we saw the University of Cambridge and not the University of Oxford, I’ll put some links that help students in looking at both. Check out ourContinue reading “London College Tour – University of Oxford and Cambridge”

University of Michigan’s advice on the Common App

The Common Application is open and ready to go! As you begin to complete your individual applications for each college/university it’s nice to hear some sound advice directly from admissions counselors who have read thousands of applications. The University of Michigan asked for their senior admissions counselor’s perspective in the article titled: The Common AppContinue reading “University of Michigan’s advice on the Common App”

UC personal insight questions & quick tips

Are you applying to a UC school this year? Here are some quick tips to keep in mind and some resources to help as you start writing your personal insight responses: Application opens August 1, 2016 for Fall 2017 applicants Students may continue working on their application and will be able to submit November 1Continue reading “UC personal insight questions & quick tips”

The application, essays and beyond – selective institutions

I found this article in the Huffington Post’s online blog. I am not going to put the title, because I really think the content of the article is more valuable than what the title suggests. When you’re thinking about applying, researching colleges and what admission offices are looking for, especially at elite institutions, I likedContinue reading “The application, essays and beyond – selective institutions”

NYU in D.C.

New York University is not solely bound to its urban neighborhood in New York. It’s all over…Within the College of Arts & Sciences students can go to London, Florence, Abu Dahbi, Paris, New York and Washington D.C. I experienced life as an undergraduate student attending the D.C. site in the Liberal Studies Core and Global StudiesContinue reading “NYU in D.C.”