The Reason Not to Double Deposit

This practice is unethical because it’s deceitful, it’s unfair to the college, and it’s unfair to other applicants, especially those who are on the waitlist.  Read More

A Different Kind of College Search

Learn about Colleges That Change Lives and how they help students tackle the college admissions process by focusing on criteria important to each student, all types of institutions, and the skill set employers look for in young employees. Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Weighted and Unweighted GPA

Learn about what it means to have a weighted GPA, how colleges recalculate applicants’ GPAs, and what college admissions offices are looking for when it comes to course rigor.  Read More

Understanding the Admissions Decision Beyond the Application

Learn about the holistic approach to college admissions, the benefits for the institution and the student, how students can see if a school will actually be a good fit, and how to maximize your chances of getting in. Read More

Navigating the Emotions of Applying to College

A counselor shares why this is an important topic, what she is hearing from students, how she helps her students navigate this and find additional colleges, how she motivates students, tricky situations she encounters, and what parents can do to help.  Read More

What’s the Difference Between a College and a University?

Differences include size, the inclusion of smaller colleges, types of degrees, and programs offered.  Read More

5 College Admissions FAQs

Topics include how to share hobbies that are not official groups or clubs, finding full-need schools, college interviews, the cost of admissions applications, and applying to out-of-state colleges.  Read More

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