What’s the difference between calling a school “college” or calling it a “university”? It’s a simple question but a lot of people don’t actually know. Here’s a handy guide to learning the differences between institutions.Read More
Colorado State University offers applicants the opportunity to write an essay that addresses any low grades or academic discrepancies on their records. These essays give admissions officers the chance to take into account any circumstances that may have affected your academic performance throughout high school in an effort to review your application in the best light.
These essays have always presented a rare opportunity for students to elaborate on academic performance in their own words, and we always recommend that students take the opportunity to address any academic discrepancies on their own terms.Read More
The letters come almost every day now. The emails come every hour. There are college nights, city wide info sessions, online webinars, campus prospective invitations. You order the big heavy book from Amazon. You pick up the brochures from the counselor’s office. You search Google. Before you know it, your college list is 30 schools deep and you haven’t even touched the west coast. Starting the college search process can be daunting for any student at any age. How on earth is it possible to filter between the hundreds of options in an effort to discover the elusive “best school”?Read More
Senior year is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. With literally thousands of colleges and universities across the country and around the world, it can be difficult for students to determine which schools are worth applying to. Here are some things to keep in mind as you begin the college search and work towards polishing your application list:Read More
Summer is a great time to visit prospective schools without the burden of having to juggle classes or other pressing deadlines. While you should certainly have fun, don’t think of it as just another vacation. Check out these tips before you head out so that you can make sure you get the most out of your college campus visit.Read More
This is a question that I often get from parents of high schoolers. The truth is, it’s never too early to think generally about college, but a better question would be to determine when to start thinking actively about schools.Read More