Experience College Life Firsthand: A Guide to College Fly-In Programs

If you're a high school student interested in attending college, you may wonder what it's like to be on a college campus. College fly-in programs are designed to give you a taste of college life. These programs allow you to visit a college campus, attend classes, meet professors and students, and get a feel for [...]

July 17, 2023|

Pros and Cons of College Co-Op Programs

Attending college can be an exciting experience for students as they have opportunities to explore new fields, make friends and engage in experiential learning like a college co-op program. What is a College Co-Op Program A co-op, short for cooperative education, is an extended form of experiential learning. One of the differences from internships is [...]

May 16, 2023|

Don’t Miss Out: Colleges Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2023

National Decision Day has come and gone, leaving some students uncertain about their college options or stuck on waitlists. Fret not! The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has released its College Openings Update, providing a comprehensive list of public and private colleges still accepting applications after the May 1 deadline. The list covers [...]

May 13, 2023|

How to Evaluate If an Engineering Program Is a Good Fit

With so many colleges offering engineering programs, it can be challenging to determine which will be the best fit for you. As you research schools, use the below factors as a guideline to help you make an informed decision. ABET Accreditation The first and most important factor to consider when evaluating an engineering program is [...]

March 10, 2023|

Using CLEP Exams to Save Money on College

There are several ways to save money on college: scholarships, credit for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes, and dual enrollment classes are a few common options. One of the less well-known ways to save money is with the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).  CLEP testing is a program the College Board runs and is recognized [...]

March 2, 2023|

Career Exploration: Your Free Career Test

If you want to study nursing or accounting in college, you’ll have a good idea of what major to declare. Of course, eventually, everyone must choose a major and a career, but what if your interests include art, engineering, and helping others? That’s where our favorite career interest quiz can help.  Your Free Career Test [...]

February 14, 2023|

Summer Research Programs for High School Students

Participating in a summer research program is one of the best ways for high school students to learn foundational research skills, including collecting data, analyzing, and giving presentations. In addition, these programs provide opportunities available at only a few high schools, and students can work on projects led by experienced researchers and faculty.  Benefits of [...]

February 14, 2023|

Data Science Summer Programs for High School Students

Data science has become one of the most rapidly growing and in-demand fields in recent years, and it’s no wonder why. The ability to analyze and understand information is increasingly valuable to businesses. As a result, more students consider data science as a potential career path. Why is Data Science Growing in Popularity Our connected [...]

February 12, 2023|

Fail Early and Often – Early Failures Are a Predictor of Future Success

This time of year, the admissions decisions are coming in hot—and they often aren’t the decisions we’d for which we had hoped.  As parents, it’s painful to watch our kids experience disappointment and frustration, and for the kids, well, it’s just straight-up painful.  Now, we all know that no matter where your student ends up, [...]

February 6, 2023|

The Perfect Storm

Dr. Lisa Rouff explores the increase in teen mental health problems that could be caused by a combination of increased social isolation, increased social media use, and lack of sleep If one thing is clear from the data that has emerged during and since the pandemic, it’s that the kids are not alright.  Mental health [...]

January 29, 2023|

Requesting Letters of Recommendation for College Applications

There are many components to the college application process, from college visits to test scores, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. Most selective colleges will ask for at least one letter of recommendation other than your high school counselor. Below are guidelines to help you maximize the impact these letters can have on your college [...]

January 14, 2023|

The Difference Between Holistic College Admissions and Admissions by the Numbers

One of the most common questions we get from parents and students is what colleges are looking for in an applicant. It depends because colleges are different, and their admissions processes are different. There are two ways colleges will evaluate an application: through a holistic review or a more straightforward method, which we’ll refer to [...]

January 6, 2023|

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