Picking 8 First Choice Colleges

CAMBRIDGE USA - JUNE 9 2013: People visit Harvard University campus in Cambridge MA. Harvard was established in 1636. Its annual endowment is 36.4 billion USD.

Too often, teens and parents have an idealized view of the perfect college. They latch on to an Ivy League name or one amazing campus visit and decide that there is only one place they could possibly be happy. They put all their proverbial emotional eggs into one basket and wind up disappointed and angry.  [read more] …

Urban Comfort

TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009:  Thousands of tourists and pedestrians daily enjoy the open space, tables and chairs due to the closing of Broadway to traffic between 42nd and 47th St.

When high school students are making decisions about where to apply to college, it helps to spend some time thinking through what is personally important to them. While some students love the peacefulness of a protected and idyllic college campus, others crave the excitement of an urban or downtown campus (sometimes a total lack of  [read more] …

College Interview Questions

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Last time we discussed the categories of college interview questions as well as the first question students often get in interview situations. Let’s look at some other questions found in the Self-Awareness category. Often interviewers will try to determine if students have evaluated themselves and their actions. They might ask what the most challenging thing  [read more] …

The Toughest Interview Question

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College admissions and scholarship interviews can begin in the fall (as soon as Early Action/Early Decision applications are submitted) and continue throughout the spring, depending on each college’s deadlines. Interview questions tend to clump around six major categories: Self-Awareness, Milestones, Relationships, Favorites, College/Career Plans, and Opinions. The questions that center on Self-Awareness are the biggest  [read more] …

Keep Moving!

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We’ve just passed November 1, the first of several deadlines for college applications. After the stress of this initial push to get Early applications finished, many students are lulled into a sense of complacency. They feel they can wait until the mid-December announcements to begin work on the rest of the college applications should they  [read more] …