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What College Looks Like this Fall

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of everyday life – and higher-ed is no exception. Since the spring, school leaders have been reimagining what college will look like, trying to come up with creative solutions for residential life, student activities, admissions events, and of course, educating their students. ...

Five Reasons to Consider a Public University Honors College

  What are you looking for in a college experience? Maybe you want small class sizes, a tight-knit community, and close relationships with professors. Maybe you’re hoping to live on a campus with loads of school spirit, big-time sports, and access to top research opportunities. Typically, you can’t get all ...

What Will College Look Like in the Fall?

The picture of what college will look like this fall is murky at best. The simple fact is, it is just too soon to tell, given the uncertainty of how the coronavirus will evolve and the unknown feasibility of new plans for academic and residential life. Some colleges have already ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Summer Plans for College and High School Students

Quarantine and social distancing have drastically changed many students’ summer plans. The inability to meet in-person for coursework, internships, travel, camp, or work may leave you asking yourself, “What do I do now?” We hope this blog will give you some worthwhile ideas for how to create meaningful experiences this ...

LIVE BLOG: The Universities of the UK and Amsterdam

TUESDAY, June 18 2019 - The Myers Briggs Company  I was thrilled to visit the global office of the Myers Briggs Company, located in Oxford. A bit of background… For many years, I have been extremely engaged with the personality and interest assessments of The Myers Briggs Company, learning as much ...

Grammar and Writing Style Tips

Even the most talented writers make grammatical mistakes! Whether writing is a favorite pastime or a dreaded task, if you are a college applicant then you will have to compose essays. As such, we’ve compiled a list of grammar and writing style tips to keep in mind when you are ...

Seeking Out Local Scholarships

Faced with the rising price of a college education, students and parents often look for ways to lower costs. As a result, scholarships for need, merit, athletics, community service, hobbies, and other interests are often highly sought after—especially large scholarships offered on a national level. However, students should also consider ...

Crafting Your Ideal College List

With over 3500 colleges in the United States to choose from, it’s no surprise that many students struggle to decide which of them to apply to. This blog will provide a step-by-step guide to making this process effective and even fun! We recommend that you explore and visit colleges throughout ...

The Role of Grades in College Admissions

Your grades throughout high school remain the most important factor in college admissions.  While colleges also look carefully at your standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, and other personal factors, they view your grades as the strongest predictor of your academic success in college. This blog explains how colleges view your ...

The Role of Your Counselor Recommendation

Most colleges request a letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor. This letter serves a unique function in the college admissions process. The counselor is expected to describe your high school environment, place you within the context of your peers, and discuss your unique attributes. “Many college and ...

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