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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February 26, 2017

Why Should Academic Advising Affect Your College Choice?

Visit any college campus for an open house or take in a tour and information session and you will hear a few comments about academic advising. While academic advising is not the most discussed topic on a college visit, it could turn out to be an important reason to choose […]
February 21, 2017

College Costs Are Not Estimated the Same From School to School

In theory, when students and their families apply for financial aid and make plans to pay for college, college costs should be represented as the total costs for attendance. This would include not only the charges that you see on a term bill such as tuition and fees, room and […]
February 21, 2017

The ‘Power Suit’ is a Necessary College Cost

Last week, the Daily Targum, the campus newspaper at Rutgers University – New Brunswick reported that 40 college students were turned away from an undergraduate business school job fair because they wore suits of a color other than black or charcoal gray.  Reading the article, it appears that university administrators […]
February 13, 2017

Five Questions a Prospective Computer Science Major Must Answer

Computer Science is one of the more popular intended majors of incoming first-year college students. But the number who enter college intended towards the Computer Science majors at most colleges is far smaller than the number who declare the major in the sophomore year. The expectations of the freshman were […]
February 12, 2017

How to Work an Accepted Students Day

By now many college-bound high school seniors have not only received acceptance letters; they have also received invitations to the Accepted Students Day for at least one college that admitted them. Each year, colleges host an Accepted Students Day one or more times during their admission cycle to welcome prospective freshmen. The Accepted Students Day helps students and […]
January 23, 2017

If You Want A Liberal Arts Major, Go To A Liberal Arts College

Today I posted my First Impressions of Vassar College, among the best schools for students who are interested in a liberal arts college, and have the academic chops to get in. The most popular majors at most colleges, large or small, are likely to be in subjects in the liberal […]
January 11, 2017

Six Questions That Should Be Answered From Your Campus Visits

Visiting college campuses can be anything from exciting to shocking. But unless the schools that are of most interest are within very easy commuting distance to allow your student the option to live at home, campus visits are a necessity. Not every college campus is the same. Campus visits help […]
December 19, 2016

Deferred Admissions Still Mean Opportunity

College admissions officers like Early Decision or Early Action. The more students they can admit through these avenues, the faster they can fill their class. But not all applicants get accepted. Some are placed in limbo. Neither accepted nor rejected they are deferred for consideration against the larger applicant pool. […]
November 28, 2016

How Risk-Based Student Loans Could Conceptually Work

With the election of a Republican president as well as Republican majorities in Congress and among state governors much discussion has been raised about considering risk in student loans. While this is an unpopular concept among educational leaders, it is one that more conservative politicians and opinion leaders will give […]
November 28, 2016

Admitted Early Action? Congratulations But Choose Wisely!

As the holiday season approaches college-bound seniors find good news in their mailbox, online or on paper. Early Action acceptances have arrived. Unlike Early Decision admissions, which require a binding commitment to a first-choice school, seniors admitted Early Action can take their time to review their college options, all the […]

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