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Celebrating 175 Years of Educating Women

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.03.2016 | Home
Diane Propsner

Mary Baldwin University (formerly known as Mary Baldwin College--more on that later!) is celebrating 175 years of educating women. As a writer whose w...

Creating Your College List Using Data

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Ishan Puri

Developing your college list is a challenging task. Many students who approach us at Synocate apply to 7 or more schools and spread those across safet...

The College Playbook: Tips On Finding The Perfect Roommate

Sammi Silber | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Sammi Silber

Unfortunately, my logarithm for finding a roommate didn't go as planned.

The Rise of Entrepreneurship Among College/Graduate Students and Young Professionals

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Mount Holyoke College student Woyneab Habte '17 won second place in the Draper competition for her entry "On Her Own," an organization ...

10 Ways To Enjoy Summer and Do College Prep

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Jeannie Borin

Make sure you find time to relax this summer but also remain productive, active and interested... exercise, read, visit campuses while traveling, keep a journal, develop a hobby and collaborate on something meaningful.

How to Pick a College: Part 1 Vibe

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Ishan Puri

By Alex Martel and Ishan Puri You've likely managed a mental list of the pros and cons and been swayed a bit by relatives and teachers extending thei...

A College Advisor's Journey Through New York City's National College Fair

Stacey Brook | Posted 05.02.2016 | Home
Stacey Brook

Over the course of my 12-year long career as a college essay advisor, I have attended many an admissions event and college fair, and the same thought ...

Academic Bullies Treat Adjuncts Like Serfs

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.24.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

Every year, colleges and universities spend more money on their marquee sports teams and their proliferating administrators, and less on faculty. Mea...

Lazy Ways to Save Money in College

FlockU | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home

College is a fucking money sucker. The tuition is enough as is, and on top of that, you have to pay for every little thing you do--especially if you're like me and you go to school in the city. There are so many things we waste money on that we don't even realize.

The Things You Should--and Shouldn't--Tell Your Parents in College

FlockU | Posted 03.11.2016 | Home

Whether you decided to go to college 15 minutes or 15 hours from home, your relationship with your parents is going to change. So sometimes it can be hard to decipher what you should and should not tell your parental units.

Law Firm Raises Concussion Awareness Through Scholarship Fund

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 03.10.2016 | Home
Stephanie R. Caudle

The topic of concussions continue to hover throughout the sports community in high school, college and professional sports arenas. It was reported by ...

Guidelines for Making the Final College Choice

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Jeannie Borin

Proceed with caution if you have not visited the college. If you have not had an opportunity to visit and still have time before the final decision, then make time. It's not a good idea to accept an offer of admission if you have not visited the college.

New Year, New Focus: STEM Alumnae From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.07.2017 | Home
Diane Propsner

Saint Mary's College chemistry majors work inside the "glovebox" researching the effects of organic liquids interacting with metals. Photo Credit: Sai...

The Speed of Social Media: A Boon to Student Protesters

Karen Gross | Posted 12.11.2016 | Home
Karen Gross

Not that many years ago, news did not travel fast. I am old enough to have lived in a time when using the telephone to make long distance calls was a...

Campuses Organize for Justice

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

These protests make me hopeful about the future of our country. Embedded within protests is optimism--that change can happen. With their energy and determination, change is gonna come. March on!

New Student Debt Report Takes Close Look at Class of 2014

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Equal Justice Works

Like previous TICAS reports, "Student Debt and the Class of 2014" provides a comprehensive overview of the student debt crisis by combining a bird's eye view of the national scope of educational debt with state-by-state data.

Double the Halloween Fun at Cedar Crest College

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Diane Propsner

Halloween is a holiday where candy rules and who doesn't love giving away free candy? Throw in being able to wear a cool costume and it's understandable why Halloween is no longer just for little children. Today, young and old alike enjoy this early autumn gala, including college students.

Where High School Girls Discover Engineering

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Diane Propsner

Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why so few women consider a career in engineering is complex and hard to pin down.

College at Its Best (Hint: Small and Real)

John Seery | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
John Seery

Stepping onto their college campuses as frosh, they know to run their paper drafts through computerized spell checks and grammar checks before turning them in to the professor. But they still can't write. Why?

Why Colleges Want Ambitious and Dynamic Students

Jeannie Borin | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Jeannie Borin

Colleges want to accept students they believe will become actively engaged on their campuses. Once students have the required grade point average and test scores, admission officers look for those items that will set a student apart and enrich their incoming classes.

Meredith College Making Move-In Day Even More Memorable

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home
Diane Propsner

Move-In Day is a special day for students as they begin their college life. It's both exciting and nerve-racking. While first-year students like the idea of newfound independence, being away from family can be unsettling and stressful.

Wazzup! 12+ Things You Should Know About the New Common Application 2015-16

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I hope the information in this blog helps you complete the Common Application confidently and as thoroughly as you can. Remember, colleges only know you from what you say to them in your application. Give them the best of what you have to offer.

What I Have Learned From the College Admissions Process

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Ella Gonzalez

If you happen to be entering your senior year of high school, first I'd like to say, congratulations and I am sorry.

Sweet Briar College's Second Chance

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Mark Yzaguirre

A new school year will start in a few weeks. All over the country, first-year students will be arriving on campus to start an important new chapter of their lives and returning students will be remaking some aspects of their collegiate lives while continuing others.

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.24.2016 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

Students starting college this coming fall will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have "prevention and awareness" programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.