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 […]
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, […]