October 6, 2020

What Are Some Challenges In Moving from High School to College?

One thing that is true for college-bound high school seniors. No matter whether they are at home or on campus, there will be challenges in the transition from high school to college.  Some will be academic; others will be social. Still others will be something completely different. Using my personal Facebook […]
September 30, 2020

LeMoyne College President Lives By Her Students

Located in Syracuse, New York, LeMoyne College is a smaller Jesuit school with around 2,700 undergraduates. It’s one of only 27 Jesuit colleges in our country, one of three in New York. Canisius College in Buffalo and Fordham University in the Big Apple are the others. I only recently came […]
September 29, 2020

Educated Quest’s Public Ivy Schools for 2020-21:The Runners Up

My Public Ivy post for this cycle got more buzz than any previous Public Ivy post. So I would like to list the schools that came close, but slightly missed on the four-year graduation rate. Every school had to meet my cost criteria: charge less for room and board than […]
September 29, 2020

TuitionFit Might Be A Great Starting Point For A College Search

TuitionFit helps cost-conscious parents and students begin their college search either before they apply to schools, or after they receive acceptance letters and financial aid awards. Suppose that your family knows that you have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC_ of $10,000. You also know that excellent grades might be the ticket […]
September 28, 2020

The Original Public Ivies Revisited

Every year that I put up my annual list of the Public Ivies I receive a lot of comments as well as criticism. This year’s post was no exception. So I thought that I would take a re-visit at the schools that were the Original Public Ivies. The phrases, Public […]
September 22, 2020

Meet A Valued Resource On Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are the best way for many students and their families to lower their college costs. I wrote a piece back in June about the right questions to ask about merit scholarships. But before you can ask those questions, you want to know which schools are most likely to […]
September 18, 2020

How Many Colleges Should Be On Your College List?

In working with my college-bound clients I consider the college list relative to the student and what they’re looking for. It’s one thing when the student and parents are seeking admission to a very selective small or mid-sized college. It’s quite common for students who are interested in a liberal […]
September 17, 2020

Five Mistakes to Avoid On College Admissions Essays

College admissions essays will become more important in the upcoming admissions cycle. Especially now that over half of US colleges have made the decision to go test optional. While more admissions offices will accommodate applicants who did not have enough opportunities to raise test score, most require essays. If you […]
September 16, 2020

The Public Ivies for 2020-21

US News has just released its 2020-21 college rankings. So it’s time for me to announce which schools are my Public Ivies. This is one of my most-read posts. I have no doubt that some will agree with my list, and many will not. However, I have a very different view […]