Educated Quest College Insights 

Educated Quest is the rare college admissions site that addresses perceptions of “sacred cows” in the college search. These college insights separate fiction from the truth. They help students and parents consider and compare colleges best fit to their interests and needs.

Educated Quest 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. You will find them only here at Educated Quest.

My college counseling services  at Educated Quest give you further insights, personalized to your student’s and your family’s interests and needs. I look forward to having you as a client and sharing my personal insights with you! 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.

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June 3, 2020

Fifty Years Ago: You Needed College To Play Pro Basketball

When I was nine I was a big fan of pro basketball. I had good reason back then. The New York Knicks, one of the NBA’s original teams, won their first championship. Today I read about a divided country. But I also look back on a team of black and […]
June 2, 2020

A Call for Better Citizenship Education

Often on college visits I hear talks from faculty and administration who want their students to become “good citizens of the world.” Through their various academic departments these schools take global citizenship education site seriously. No doubt colleges should think globally. They welcome students from all over the world, and they […]
May 29, 2020

TCNJ: The Emerging State College Goes Test Optional

For seventeen years I have lived near The College of New Jersey, aka ‘TCNJ’. TCNJ is to Rutgers-New Brunswick, our flagship state university, what the College of William and Mary is to UVa. or Virginia Tech. And like William and Mary, TCNJ has just announced that it will go test […]
May 27, 2020

Can You Combine College AND a Gap Year?

The gap year has become a hot topic among college admissions advisors this spring. But what if you could choose a college and a gap year experience during this admissions cycle or the next?  Verto Education offers this opportunity to 500 freshmen. Those chosen for this experience spend their first […]
May 24, 2020

University of California Drops ACT and SAT-Forever?

If you have children who are about to begin their journey to college, a few changes are about to happen in college admissions. The most prominent is that more college admissions processes will be test optional. There are fewer opportunities to take the ACT or the SAT–and more questions about […]
May 21, 2020

Creative Colleges: A State University With Flexibility

Depending on the state where you live, your state university might be exceptionally selective. It could also be exceptionally welcoming with assured admissions. The state university that will be a winner in our new reality will be the one that offers flexibility. What do I mean by flexibility when it […]
May 20, 2020

There Are Two Types of College Admissions Offices

High school students anxiously begin their journey to college as they make first contact with college admissions offices. Especially when they have a dream school in mind. But they proceed on visits, in person or virtual, without knowing how a college admissions office works. Every college admissions office has its own processes […]
May 19, 2020

College Dining Halls Matter, Especially Now

As families face college choices and more colleges consider their plans for the fall, college dining halls should be in their thoughts. College dining halls matter for the most obvious reason: the students have to eat. Back in the late 70s and early 80s, I would see a sign ‘Come Early, […]
May 11, 2020

Can You ‘Trade Up’ Through Transfer Admissions?

It’s very difficult to “trade up,” through transfer admissions into a more selective college.. But its possible, if you do your homework.  Transfer-up is a way of life for community college students in California, as my friend Elizabeth LaScala points out on her blog on DoingCollege.com. It’s the only route for residents to […]
May 7, 2020

Ten New Jersey Public Colleges Send A Message: Please Come Home

Ten New Jersey public colleges are collectively targeting a market for transfer students: residents who went out of state. With that in mind these schools established the New Jersey Scholars Corps.  The idea has good intentions. Some appear doable, including a streamlined application process and guaranteed acceptance of credits. Others, […]

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