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CHOOSING A COLLEGE
Coda: The High School Senior Decision That Became A College Freshman Evolution
Laura Berman Fortgang
Bestselling author, Professional Speaker, TV personality, Corp...
Employable, profitable, steady. Isn't that what most people would want their kid's course of study and career trajectory to be? For my eldest son, that path lasted less than the first semester of his freshman year and I couldn't be happier.
Five tips for choosing a college: How to survive the college admissions process by understanding what matters in college--and who succeeds in the job market
President, Denison University
Three Questions High School Seniors Should Ask When Choosing a College
President and CEO, Project Lead The Way, Inc.
With acceptance letters in hand, you are now in control, and the responsibility rests with the university to explain why you should choose it. This mindset can also be helpful for younger students who are looking ahead to their own college applications.
The College Tour for Parents
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell
Director of Edvance Foundation, former college & university pr...
For may families, embarking on the "college tour" - or a series of strategic college visits typically determined by geography -- is an important rite of passage not only for the prospective applicant but also for the parents accompanying the applicant.
The Truth About Name Brand Colleges: Why Fit Matters More Than Prestige
College admissions counselor
Just like anything else in life, when something is a good fit, it works. Students that attend colleges that match their academic, social and financial needs, while still providing an academically challenging environment, are more likely to thrive and graduate on time.
The Decision-Making Dilemma: Are You a Picker or a Chooser?
Lead Degenerate at Quarter for Your Crisis
Considering that this is one of the biggest problems I've struggled with personally, I have been on a constant look-up for all wisdom, tools, or advice on how to best tackle decision-making. Personally, I see the problem as two-fold.
Why Attending a College in a Big City Is the Fastest Way to Grow Your Career
Ximena N. Beltran
I like to write about people in business, Chicago and career ...
College is an important decision. That idea is instilled in many Americans at an early age. We're told that where we go and what we study will determine the life we will lead.
Choosing a College? Don't Do This
Associate Dean of College Counseling, Cranbrook Schools; Autho...
It's getting down to the wire for members of the Class of 2016, who have until May 1 to put down a deposit at the one (and only one) college they'll be attending.
How To Rock The "Why College X?" Essay
Student-written college lifestyle website
You want to demonstrate that your reason for applying stems from more than just the prestige of the school.
The Two College Strategy Reduces the Benefits of College
Dean, Stetson School of Business and Economics, Mercer University
he selection of colleges seem to focus and where and how to get the best post-graduation jobs. In order to accommodate (pay for or get into) the best possible college, there is growing acceptance of, and curiosity around, what I call the Two College Strategy.
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What Matters Most About College Isn't 'Rankable'
President, Denison University
Don't get me wrong; data is great. It is gratifying to have hard facts and boxes to check. But some commercial lists employ questionable methodology, and the plain truth is that whether a student will thrive at a particular school cannot be determined by an institution's national ranking.
Ivy League Schools Don't Guarantee A Great Job Right Out Of College
Alexander C. Kaufman
How to Survive Your Child's College Tours
Author, "Folly Cove," "Chance Harbor, "Haven Lake," "Beach Plu...
Like most parents with juniors and seniors in high school, I've spent some of my summer touring colleges. This was my fifth time around, so I thought it was time to pass on what I've learned.
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College
Advising Students About College in This New Economy
Dr. Bill R. Path
President, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
We wouldn't dare give a young person who is just starting out the same advice today about bank interest rates or real estate values that we did ten years ago. So why are we still giving out the same old advice about college?
Does Where They Go to College Matter?
Sybil Adelman Sage
The stress of parenting overwhelmed me long before I became a parent, starting with a series of fertility tests, for which, unlike the SAT's, there are no tutors or Kaplan course to help.
I Finally Found My Home Away From Home
Senior at Lawndale High School in the county of Los Angeles, C...
Decisions, decisions. At the end and after so much time being invested, the reaping of our hard work pays off: We're getting to go to college.
6 Things To Think About When Choosing A College
Top 5 College Visit Mistakes
VP, Educational Counseling at College Coach
You probably wouldn't choose your next boyfriend or girlfriend this way, so why do this with your college?
Choosing a College: Advice to My Son
Christopher B. Nelson
President, St. John’s College, Annapolis
I can't claim any credit for his final decision to attend a small liberal arts college, but I thought other parents who are facing a similar situation might like to see a shortened version of the letter I sent to my son more than twenty years ago.
Selecting the Right Fit College is Crucial to College Success
Vincena M. Allen
Executive Director of College Success, The SEED Foundation
For low-income, first generation (LIFG) students, selecting a college that is the right fit has an outsized impact on that student's trajectory for college completion.
When Helping Your Child Choose the Right College, Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time
W. Kent Barnds
Executive Vice President, Augustana College
"How can I help my daughter choose the right college?" I've been working in college admissions long enough to know there is no perfect answer to this question. But in the moment, I drew upon my 20-plus years of experience to offer some advice.
Aligning Your Interests With Your College List
Eric J. Furda
Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania
Now is the time to revisit and remind yourself why a college is on your list and why it has and should remain on your list.
Things We Wish We'd Known About College
Online magazine for twenty-something women
Remember that college is for you. It's not for your friends. It's not for your family (though if they are helping foot the bill, you do owe them some respect). It's for you. Don't make so many decisions for other people that you forget to make them for yourself
How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter
Women’s College Alumna, Advocate, and Blogger
Ivy League College Chooses Nudity
Dr. Robert M. Myers
President, Toccoa Falls College
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