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What to Do When College Marketing Materials Look the Same

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
W. Kent Barnds

A few weeks ago a couple I know asked me if I wanted to see the box of recruitment materials their son had accumulated over the course of his college search.

Father Knows Best: Admissions Advice From a College President Dad

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
L. Jay Lemons

As a college president - and a college parent - I have a dual familiarity with the college search and admissions process. I understand intimately how ...

Visiting Colleges This Spring? Read This!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 01.06.2016 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the many buildings, programs and informational tours. Have a campus map available for easy navigation while on campus. A preplanned checklist of what you want to see is a good idea.

Fall College Visits for Seniors (Hint: Bring Mom or Dad!)

Sara Harberson | Posted 10.05.2015 | College
Sara Harberson

For most parents and their high school seniors, having a happy memory from the college search is about as rare as getting into Harvard these days. But it doesn't have to be.

Don't Wait for the College Admissions Sales Pitch. Get in Front of It By Doing the Right Things on a Campus Visit

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 07.07.2016 | College
W. Kent Barnds

Parents and guardians have lots of questions and tend to dominate in the asking. But, what admissions really wants to know is what does a student want to know?

The Summer College Search is Like House Hunting

Beverly Low | Posted 06.29.2016 | College
Beverly Low

Exploring a variety of options, finding a good match, and making it your own place to think, create, and grow. That's what the college search process is all about.

6 Secrets To Surviving Second Semester Of Junior Year

Jazmin Kay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Teen
Jazmin Kay

I know you probably have your countdown set until the summer begins and are slowly finding your motivation lessening as your Netflix and pizza intake is increasing. That's totally normal. However, there are ways to relax while also meaningfully preparing for the future.

Spring Into Powerful College Visits

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Many kids are very visual and need to see a campus in real life. Visit a variety of campuses so you can see what it means to be at a large urban campus versus a small suburban one. Please just don't visit colleges that are unlikely or true stretch colleges.

Preparing Students for College Begins Earlier Than Most Parents Expect

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Education
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

Educators must recognize each step in a child's educational journey leads to college readiness - not just the final few. The graduating class of 2027 is preparing right now.

College Visit With My Firstborn

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

Last week, my son and I did what many have done before us: We visited a college campus. We spent the night in a hotel, took a tour the next day, spoke to some students and ate some college food.

When You Have Second Thoughts About Your #1 Choice

Robert S. Schwartz | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Robert S. Schwartz

The last thing you want to do is make a choice you regret. College-bound students should weigh the pluses and minuses of each school equally. They should look carefully at each school. And most importantly, keep an open mind.

Top 5 College Visit Mistakes

Elizabeth Heaton | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Elizabeth Heaton

You probably wouldn't choose your next boyfriend or girlfriend this way, so why do this with your college?

College Prospects: Do Parents Complete a Viable Due Diligence?

Eugene Fram | Posted 06.13.2014 | College
Eugene Fram

My grandson is about to chose which college he will enter in the fall. Recently I attended a gathering of his college bound friends and their parents. I listened while everyone talked excitedly about their visits to various campuses.

How To Plan A College Visit Road Trip Over Spring Break

| Posted 03.14.2014 | Teen

By Alexis Benveniste Spring break is right around the corner and pre-collegiettes from all across the country are beginning to plan their long-awai...

Tips for Planning College Visits

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.04.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the many buildings, programs and informational tours. A preplanned checklist of what you want to see is a good idea.

Students Ask College Prep Questions That Get Answers

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

College officers understand that not everyone can visit colleges. Between plane fare, rental cars and hotel stays, it can get costly. Students can visit colleges in their area to get an idea of college life and what they would like.

High School Seniors' January - June College Admissions To Do's, Redux 2014

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Seniors! If you're not completely finished with your college applications now, surely you will be very soon. There are a few more things you need to do before you say "buh bye" to high school.

I Was Dragged On A College Tour And Lived To Tell The Story

Brandon Lewis | Posted 02.02.2014 | Teen
Brandon Lewis

We have visited many colleges that vary from small to large, "reach" to "safe" schools, and everywhere in between. The only thing I have taken away from these visits is the fact that I now know where I don't want to attend school.

How To Visit College Campuses Like A Pro

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Breana Brill, Niles West...

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...

Why I Chose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Although a women's college is not for everyone, I simply can't accept the myth that women's colleges are no longer relevant or that young girls are not interested in attending one.

5 Biggest Misconceptions About College Visits

Posted 07.29.2013 | Teen

If you're not working -- or checking off all the fun things on your summer bucket list -- it's not a bad idea to use summer months to visit college ca...

Tips to Prepare for a College Interview

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Some colleges -- especially smaller, liberal arts schools -- even offer students an opportunity to do an on-campus interview, usually with an admissions officer or current student. If you happen to be at a college that offers this option, take them up on it!

Visiting a College Campus in Summer (or Fall, or... )

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Campus visits are a key part of college planning, even in the summer. Here's a quick review of the college visit ground rules, with a few special summer tweaks.

Applying to College: How to Make the Most Out of a College Fair

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

You'll get some solid information on which colleges are road trip-worthy, and some solid information about yourself as well -- truly a dynamic duo.