College Insights

EducatedQuest is the rare college admissions site that addresses perceptions of “sacred cows” in the college search through unique college insights. My college insights explain the fiction and truth on these topics to help students and parents consider and compare colleges best fit to their interests and needs. EducatedQuest college insights are quite unique to Web sites that offer college admissions advise or college profiles. You will not find these college insights in college rankings books or the guides that you find on the shelves at your nearest bookstore.

As you read these college insights and continue on the journey to college, keep two things in mind:

  • It’s a college admissions officers job to “sell” parents and students on campus and community; and,
  • It is also their job to “sell” services performed by people

Some colleges build community and perform services better than others. My college insights can get you started. My college counseling services  give you further insights, personalized to your student’s and your family’s interests and needs. Have a comment on any of these College Insights? Please complete the comment box after you read it.

Have a question or would like to know more about how to consider or compare colleges? Contact me at stuart@educatedquest.com or call me at 609-406-0062

September 4, 2018

Which Extracurricular Activities “Really Matter”?

College admissions advisors, admissions officers and school counselors get many questions from high school students as to which extracurricular activities “matter” when applying to college.  Some activities can turn a student into a star, others are hobbies, and might stay that way well into adult life. But I don’t like […]
August 28, 2018

Try To Avoid Remedial Math In College

Remedial math instruction has been a fact of life for many who start at two-year or four-year colleges. Colleges have offered non-credit remedial math instruction to help incoming students become more prepared for the more demanding academic work that happens in the later semesters. Depending on how these courses are […]
August 28, 2018

Are You a ‘Heavily Recruited’ High School Senior?

If you are a college-bound high school senior, regardless of grades and standardized test scores, you have likely received at least one brochure or letter from a college that is interested in receiving your application—to the point where the admissions office will even let you complete it on their Web […]
August 22, 2018

They’re Not ‘Dorms’, They’re Residence Halls

Residence halls are one of the most frequently mocked aspects of college life. But they are also one of the most important considerations for any family that is sending a child away to school. Residence halls are not called dorms anymore. Young children live in dorms when sent away to […]
August 14, 2018

How to Make Early Admissions Work For You

Early admissions have become a common trend as high school seniors consider where they might want to spend their college years. If you can get your applications completed before Thanksgiving, chances are that you will receive at least one acceptance before Christmas.  Colleges offer one or more approaches to early […]
August 13, 2018

Fountains May Tell You Something About a College Campus

Whenever you visit a college campus, chances are that you will run into a memorable landmark, quite often a fountain, spewing streams of water into the air. Some fountains that you see on a college campus are visually interesting, even beautiful, in their design. I used to be a city […]
August 6, 2018

Five of the Ugliest Features on a College Campus

Visit any college campus, even one known for aesthetic beauty, and you will find several features that make them appear less attractive. These features have little to nothing to do with architecture, but they may leave you with doubt as to how much care is taken to help the community, […]
August 1, 2018

Sean Spicer Tells You What It Takes to Get Into Politics

Sean Spicer’s most recent book, ‘The Briefing’, recently landed at my neighborhood Barnes and Noble. I stopped there this week to get a cup of coffee before a meeting. With a little time on my hands, I picked up the book and skimmed it. I did not vote for President […]
July 30, 2018

Update: Is ‘Flagship Match’ An Admissions Success for the University of Maine?

The University of Maine has completed the second year of a student recruitment program called Flagship Match.  Developed to increase interest, applications and enrollment from the neighboring New England states, among others that have flagships with exceptionally competitive admissions, Flagship Match has achieved some successes in attracting new freshmen. Admitted […]
July 23, 2018

Five Different Options to Study Computer Science

Computer Science is one of my favorite majors. There are different ways to pursue the degree, depending on how students want to use their skills and combine the major with other interests. Some career paths that begin from an undergraduate Computer Science program require further education, but others do not. From […]

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