How to apply to colleges where you will thrive

You know the colleges that have been branded in your brain since you were little. Or the ones on bumper stickers. Or the ones your cousin went to that you’re always reminded of on holidays. College has become a brand. A rite of passage. So if you’re a senior trying to decide on where toContinue reading “How to apply to colleges where you will thrive”

2020 Intentions for Families in the College Process

I can see clearly now the rain is gone… Expect if you’re applying, have applied or are a younger family thinking about applying to college, it feels like a whole thunderstorm that’s looming overhead. College is scary. It feels impossible to get in. It feels like everyone is getting A’s, are in AP classes andContinue reading “2020 Intentions for Families in the College Process”

College Apps. What to prioritize AND how to be successful

What college do I apply to? What major? What program? Do I apply to the college itself or the individual school that houses my major? Does it make a difference? Do I send my SAT/ACT scores as a whole or superscore them? Do I report all scores? Or use score choice? Do I need oneContinue reading “College Apps. What to prioritize AND how to be successful”

How to know if you should consider more SAT/ACT testing in the Fall

Fall semester senior year is a space to tie up testing before your college applications. It can be difficult to know how to best finalize your testing. Do I take subject exams? Should I take the ACT one more time? When is the last test date I can take my exams in time for myContinue reading “How to know if you should consider more SAT/ACT testing in the Fall”

How College Admission is Suffocating our Students

Across my desk sits a picture painted of unrealistic expectations. Anxiousness and self-doubt. Ideals of what success should look like. An all or nothing mentality. An average student who feels like a failure. An AP student who lacks hours of sleep and is barely holding it together. A student in love with soccer who quitsContinue reading “How College Admission is Suffocating our Students”

Your Game Plan for Crushing the New Year + Prepping for College Along the Way

Resolutions, resolves, to-do lists, fresh starts, reminiscing, planning or just recovering from the holiday season. Ya, it’s a lot. And by the way, school starts back up fairly soon if not already. So maybe you’re hitting the snooze button more than the books, BUT it’s okay, because there are a few easy things you canContinue reading “Your Game Plan for Crushing the New Year + Prepping for College Along the Way”

Why going through the college process is actually amazing

Seniors, I bet you’re eye rolling at this title. It’s fine. I get it. You’ve re-written, read and re-written your essay a billion times. You’ve created applications, probably have about a dozen username and passwords by now and if we logged into your email it’s most likely flooded, like really flooded, with emails about colleges,Continue reading “Why going through the college process is actually amazing”

Lake Forest College

Fly into Chicago, hop on a train or take a car and in about 40 minutes you’ll be in Lake Forest Illinois, home to Lake Forest College. A small, liberal arts institution packing strength in community, diversity, strength in health sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and more. Lake Forest students have a strong senseContinue reading “Lake Forest College”

Political vibes on college campuses – find your fit

Happy Voting day everyone! Maybe you’re a college freshman and voting for the first time or maybe you’re in high school and you’ve volunteered at your local office. Maybe you’re a writer, advocate and investigative journalist on your campus. And maybe you’re still figuring it out, which is also okay. Regardless of your stance it’sContinue reading “Political vibes on college campuses – find your fit”

The one edge you can give yourself in the application process

What can give you added strength in your college application? Strength that allows an admission officer to pause on your app, and not pause because they caught something to question, but because after pages of reading they’ve come across something special. What can give you more admissibility power when your applying to a selective admissionContinue reading “The one edge you can give yourself in the application process”