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 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 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 […]
December 2, 2019

Can A Football Coach Reboot His Team and a Campus Culture?

When I was a junior in high school I regularly watched college football. I liked the pace of the game and the atmosphere around it. Two players from our  high school team went on to play at the University of Michigan, one of my target schools at the time. I […]
November 6, 2019
An engineering degree at Georgia Tech is a great credential

Engineering Degree + Extra Skills = Better Career

I never considered pursuing an engineering degree, even though I am the son of an engineer. An engineering degree requires a love for math and science that I never had through my K-12 education. I did okay in these subjects. Thankfully, no one pressured me to major in them. Unfortunately, […]
November 5, 2019

College Athletes Can Now Earn More Money Off the Field

Last week the NCAA’s Board of Governors voted to allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.  They can also hire agents and sign endorsement deals. I’m all for allowing college athletes to make money from video games, public appearances, autograph signings and commercials. […]
November 4, 2019

High Point University: Will Incentives Matter?

High Point University (NC) gained notoriety within the higher education press this semester when it openly announced incentives for prospective students to apply Early Decision.  The ethics of offering baubles such as a personal parking space or autographed books can come into question. But they are nothing compared with making […]