College Search Tips

I have  many FREE college search tips on Educated Quest related to admissions, choosing a major, comparing schools, visiting college campuses, financial aid, impending education policies, internship and entry-level job searches, and much more!

You won’t find many of these college search pieces on any other college admissions Web site or in the books and magazines at your nearest bookstore. These tips are based on my campus visits as well as my experiences doing business with colleges and universities. These tips may help you consider academic programs or to do your homework to find your “best fit” schools.

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April 1, 2019

Colleges Think About the Future, But Families Must Think About the Now

Colleges think about the future in many ways. They invest, or divest in academic programs and facilities. They add services to better help their students to succeed, and make their lives more pleasant on campus.  But sometimes the ambitious plans of a college are not well timed with the ambitions […]
March 13, 2019

Today I’m Proud of My Public High School Class

Forty-one years ago I graduated within one of the brightest classes in the history of my Central New Jersey public high school.  As I read about yesterday’s unraveling news and Federal indictment around Rick Singer, Edge College and Career Network, the Key Worldwide Foundation, coaches who were bribed to endorse […]
March 11, 2019

Can You ‘Trade Up’ Through Transfer Admissions?

It’s very difficult to “trade up,” through transfer admissions into a more selective college than you entered the first time. But its possible, if you do your homework.   I recently had an online conversation with a professional acquaintance who had what I might call the “ultimate transfer admissions experience.” […]
February 26, 2019

Rutgers’ Douglass Project Succeeds With Women in STEM

I probably write more about Rutgers than any other college advisor, but for good reasons. But the New Brunswick campus is the flagship state university in my home state, and it offers several benchmark academic programs that impact many students. One of the largest programs is the Douglass Project within […]
February 7, 2019

Poets and Quants Serves Up Details on Business Schools

If someone was to use Poets and Quants to compare business school opportunities she could literally drown in information
February 4, 2019

TuitionFit May Help Students Lower College Costs

TuitionFit, a new entry among college search and financial aid Web sites, launched on January 1 with a simple concept: data sharing among accepted students may lower college costs. The site invites accepted students to share data from their award letters under anonymity. It helps them compare their awards with […]
January 18, 2019

So You Want to Be a Psychology Major?

While the liberal arts are constantly under fire for the perceived value, the Psychology major is still one of the most popular choices on college campuses.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Psychology was a more popular major than Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Communications, and any other social […]
December 11, 2018

The Last Autumn: A Novel of a Princeton University Senior

I have not reviewed a book here for some time, but last week I finished The Last Autumn, a timely novel on the senior year of Alex Williams, Princeton University, Class of 2015. The author, Daniel Scavone, a college friend and a Henry Rutgers Scholar in English Literature, has sent […]
November 29, 2018

Colleges That Should Be Colleges That Change Lives

More than 40 colleges have been called Colleges That Change Lives since 1996. The late Loren Pope, former education editor for the New York Times, wrote the first three editions of a book by this name, and the book became a popular guide among parents, school counselors and college admissions advisors. After […]
November 27, 2018

You Applied Early Decision and You’re ‘In’. Now What Do You Do?

In the coming weeks college-bound students who applied Early Decision (aka ‘ED’) to their first-choice school should be receiving notice: ‘In’, ‘Out’ or quite often ‘Deferred’. In this post I will presume that students who have applied Early Decision and their families have done their homework before submitting their applications […]

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