Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tips for Researching Colleges

With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. alone, students today have an almost overwhelming number of higher education choices to consider. When you first begin thinking about which schools might be good matches for your needs and goals, the possibilities might seem overwhelming. But if you develop a plan before you launch your research, you can minimize stress and keep your college search sane.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Make the Most of College Campus Visits

All too often, prospective students and families invest time, money (and sometimes torturously long journeys) to make college visits, then leave having gained little more than knowledge of the campus map and the dining hall menu. Make the most of your campus visits and get the information you need to make informed decisions about whether or not a school is the right fit for you by planning ahead, taking advantage of campus tours, and then venturing off on your own.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer College Planning for Rising Seniors

Summer is here! If you're a college-bound senior, now is the time to begin key college planning tasks and alleviate the stress and chaos of the coming fall admissions season. There are numerous ways you can use your summer break to get ahead of the curve on your applications.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Is College Only for the Rich?

Once upon a time, a college education was the almost exclusively the privilege of the well-to-do. The occasional middle or working class student managed to slip through the gates of the ivory tower (usually a student both white and male), but it wasn't until the 1960s that the idea of equity in higher education was acknowledged as an important key to improving lives and securing the economic, social and cultural future of our country.