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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS – YES YOU CAN AFFORD COLLEGE! PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES?

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS – YES YOU CAN AFFORD COLLEGE! PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES?

Yes you can afford college! Little known facts…. Need Blind Admissions Nearly all colleges practice “need blind admissions” meaning admissions decisions are unrelated to your request to be considered for financial aid. (The exception- International students –...
STEM College Admissions – Part  III – STEM College “Fit”– Selectivity Matters in your STEM College Planning

STEM College Admissions – Part III – STEM College “Fit”– Selectivity Matters in your STEM College Planning

Greetings High School Students and Families, I’ve written many blogs about college “fit”– a topic  relevant to students entering high school,  juniors thinking  about approaching college applications and their college campus visits and even...
STEM College Admissions-  Why Is STEM College Planning Unique –Increase Your Chances of STEM College Acceptances

STEM College Admissions- Why Is STEM College Planning Unique –Increase Your Chances of STEM College Acceptances

Greetings, This is the second of a my 2020 STEM multi-series piece about everything you need to know about STEM College Admissions, STEM College Planning and STEM academic readiness.  As I noted in Part I a few days ago, nearly a third of this year’s graduating...
STEM College Planning Part 1 of III – What is Unique About STEM College Admissions? EVERYTHING!!

STEM College Planning Part 1 of III – What is Unique About STEM College Admissions? EVERYTHING!!

Greetings Students and Parents, In my college admissions advising practice there’s an oddity that I haven’t yet been able to explain- and it’s this.  While every young adult I meet is unique- I find it fascinating to observe a cycle– whereby...
College Admissions – EARLY DECISION College Applications  – You’ve Been Deferred– Now What?

College Admissions – EARLY DECISION College Applications – You’ve Been Deferred– Now What?

Greetings Seniors – Especially Early Decision Applicants. In Early Decision/Early Action I focused on understanding these college admissions options when submitting your college application and I also provided you with some thoughts on how to evaluate whether Early...
College Admissions & College Planning – TOP 10 Mistakes to Avoid in High School – Part III of III

College Admissions & College Planning – TOP 10 Mistakes to Avoid in High School – Part III of III

Greetings Students and Parents, Regular readers of my blogs and newsletters know that I discourage a hyper-focus on college admissions that sacrifices student joy. In fact I regularly emphasize the importance of high school as an opportunity of discovery —...