Tag: admissions

Colleges Say They Want Students With Passion, But What Does That Mean?

Colleges Say They Want Students With Passion, But What Does That Mean?

May 16, 2020

Sit in on any college information session and you will invariably hear the admissions representative say they are looking for

What I Would Have Done Differently When I Was Applying to College

What I Would Have Done Differently When I Was Applying to College

April 20, 2020

Almost all my friends have decided where they will be going to college next year. So it’s time to pass

Save Early, Live Simply – Advice From Parents on Paying the Tuition Bill

Save Early, Live Simply – Advice From Parents on Paying the Tuition Bill

January 11, 2020

  If you live with a high school senior and you’re going through the college admissions process, you know that

Applying to College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied

Applying to College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied

October 21, 2019

From a member of our Paying For College 101 group: I’m a former Director of Admission with college-aged kids of

Avoid These Common College Application Mistakes

Avoid These Common College Application Mistakes

October 15, 2019

One of the most exciting times in a teenager’s life is when they decide to start applying for college. It

When Should the College Process Begin?

When Should the College Process Begin?

August 13, 2019

When should the college process begin? Most of us would like to live in the fantasy that it doesn’t have

Is Your Student Angular Enough for College Admissions?

Is Your Student Angular Enough for College Admissions?

August 11, 2019

In the early eighties, when I applied, the buzzword for college acceptance was “well-rounded,” which referred to a student who

How to Apply to College: A Mother’s Advice

How to Apply to College: A Mother’s Advice

August 1, 2019

Being a mother with a child going through the college process is a little like childbirth — while it’s happening it’s soo

The Theory Of Supply and Demand in College Admissions

The Theory Of Supply and Demand in College Admissions

July 30, 2019

Why do you need to understand the basics of supply and demand in higher education? Because paying for college is

Explaining Blemishes on a College Application

Explaining Blemishes on a College Application

July 2, 2019

From time to time, we hear from parents whose students have a mar on their high school transcripts and want

What Is the Academic Common Market?

What Is the Academic Common Market?

February 13, 2018

Is your student planning to study in a specialized field, but you’re concerned about the cost? In some cases, in-state

Cracking the Code of College Admissions?

Cracking the Code of College Admissions?

December 27, 2014

What goes on behind the closed doors of admissions offices has mystified students, parents, school counselors, and the media for