I am in the midst of helping my recent college graduate move into her first apartment halfway across the country from our home. Deciding what to bring, what to ship, and what to buy on arrival has been a bit of an ordeal, not to...

At a recent professional conference for educational consultants, I attended a phenomenal presentation about the hyper-education of American students. Families are enrolling children in academic enrichment programs and hiring tutors as early as age three, believing that academic accomplishment is the key to future success....

This summer high school students and their families may take a college road trip, a rite of passage in the college application journey. Of course, families are fortunate, and grateful, that the receding pandemic has made these visits possible again. While a college road trip...

This summer rising high school seniors will be visiting colleges, either in-person or virtually. They will attend an admissions office information session and go on a student-led campus tour; if they are visiting in-person they may check out the bookstore for some swag or the...

Taking a standardized test – the SAT and ACT – has long been a rite a passage for high school students, an integral part of their college application journey. First introduced in 1926 and 1959 respectively, standardized tests have been alternatively hailed as a way...

Studying abroad has long been a valued part of the college experience. First conceived as a “Junior Year Abroad” in the 1920s, studying abroad is an opportunity for students to engage in experiential learning as well as gain cultural competency and foreign language proficiency.  Colleges...

Summer 2021 promises to be more “normal” than last summer, but students’ plans may still be in flux due to continued pandemic uncertainty. But amidst all the uncertainty there is one certainty – students should not let this summer go to waste.  So what can...

Around this time of year, focus turns to students receiving their college decision letters. Just as important: the financial aid award letters, which can either accompany the decision letter or follow shortly thereafter. When I work with students, I always stress that finding good fit colleges...