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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Have a question on the college search or would like to know more about how to consider or compare colleges with my college counseling services? Contact me at stuart@educatedquest.com or call me at 609-406-0062

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 […]
November 27, 2018

You Applied Early Decision and Got Deferred–What Should You Do?

College admissions officers like Early Decision. The more students they can admit through early decision, the faster they can fill their class. And they fill it with the students who have shown the most interest, as well as the qualifications to succeed. At many schools, even the most selective, the […]
November 27, 2018

You Applied Early Decision and You’re ‘Out’. What Should You Do?

College admissions offices have already begun to notify Early Decision applicants as to whether they are “in,” “out,” or “deferred,” I’ve already discussed the steps that families may take if they are in or deferred through Early Decision. But what if they are out? Here are three tips to help: […]
October 9, 2018

Educated Quest’s Public Ivies for 2018-19

Virtually every college student as well as college-bound high school junior or senior wants to feel good about their college choice. They’re especially likely to feel better about their school if their college is among the ‘Public Ivies’. I have written posts about the Public Ivies, and have my own […]
September 25, 2018

Who Should You Turn To For College Recommendation Letters?

College-bound seniors have the responsibility for sending complete applications for admission, including college recommendation letters. These are especially important at colleges that are reasonably selective. They have more applications than available seats in either their freshman class or a competitive academic program such as business, engineering or nursing. Some schools […]
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 […]

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