January 20, 2020

A Data Dive Into Louisiana State University (LSU)

Last week, Louisiana State University, more popularly called ‘LSU,’ won the NCAA Division I National Championship in College Football. I cheered on the LSU Tigers this season, even though I have no personal association with the school, or any of their usual sports rivals. I could not help but root […]
January 13, 2020

Is a Law Degree Worth the Costs?

Like many American presidents Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer.  But he never earned a law degree. Back in his day, all he needed to do was “obtain a certificate procured from the court of an Illinois County certifying to the applicant’s good moral character.” Lincoln appeared before the Illinois Supreme […]
January 7, 2020

Don’t Wait Until College To Start Networking Online

High school students will learn to do many things after they start college. But before they enroll in their first college courses they can begin their career exploration by networking online. Networking online is not only important for finding internships and jobs. It is also a way that students can […]
December 16, 2019

You Applied Early Decision and Got Deferred–What Should You Do?

College admissions officers like Early Decision. The more students they admit through Early Decision, the faster they fill their class.. The odds favor the well-qualified students who apply Early Decision at many schools,. But some are denied, others are placed in limbo and deferred. If you are dealing with a deferred […]
December 16, 2019

You Applied Early Decision and You’re ‘Out’. What Should You Do?

Early Decision applicants have been advised to whether they are “in,” “out,” or “deferred” at many schools. I have  already discussed the steps that families may take if they are deferred through Early Decision. I will now cover steps for students denied. Here are three tips to help: Ask yourself: […]
December 11, 2019

A Test Tutor Is Not A College Admissions Advisor

This week USA Today recently ran an article about a test tutor from New Zealand who built a business at age 17. It’s founder claims that it has grown to much more. Crimson Education, a firm that assists international students with essay and test prep, supposedly raised $20 million and […]
December 10, 2019

What Is The Best College For Someone Who Has Been Bullied?

I was bullied from grade school through the middle of high school. While you may read about bullying today in the context of race or sexual orientation, I am a  straight white male. I am Jewish, but I was never physically bullied because of my faith. I had crooked teeth […]
December 9, 2019

How Many Times Should You Take a Standardized Test?

Many college-bound sophomores and juniors will be taking a standardized tests that counts for the first time. A few will score so well, they will not need to take that test again. Most others will likely need to take it at least once more. But how many times is enough? […]
December 3, 2019

A Look At The University of Alabama

The  main campus of the University of Alabama has been recruiting non-resident students quite aggressively since I have been a college advisor. While I have not had a chance to visit the school, I was curious to learn what some of the attractions might be.  I looked at data on […]