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.

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May 5, 2020
Seminar room at IUP's Cook Honors College

Creative Colleges: Public Honors Colleges

Public honors colleges may become the next winners in our new reality. They offer a small residential college educational experience and the resources that you can only find at a larger school. As I mentioned in my previous post on creative colleges, the winners are going to be the schools […]
May 4, 2020

Creative Colleges: Schools on Trimester Calendars

Last week I introduced a new series about creative colleges. These are the schools that have the most original ideas to deliver a rewarding educational experience in the new reality of COVID-19. My good friend, Elizabeth LaScala, founder of Doing College-and Beyond in Northern California, offers several suggestions for juniors […]
April 30, 2020

Creative Colleges: Could A Block Plan College Be In Your Future?

If you’ve visited Educated Quest you probably know that I’ve posted a few virtual college visits. I’ll continue to post more, but I want to shift gears a bit. It’s a college advisor’s responsibility to let you know how schools are trying to adjust to this new world under COVID-19, […]
April 28, 2020

What Does It Take For a College Campus to Re-Open In the Fall?

Many think of a college campus as a place to take college classes. But it is much more. A college campus is a school. It is also a community, much like a small or mid-sized city. A college operates arts centers, community centers, health care facilities, libraries, housing, recreation centers, […]
April 22, 2020

Five Questions About The Gap Year In COVID-19 Times

A gap year is becoming a popular option for graduating high school seniors to explore in COVID-19 times. Oft-considered an alternative to the conventional first-year college experience, the possibility of taking a gap year is being weighed against the possibility that colleges will not be able to welcome students to […]
April 9, 2020

A Data Dive Into Iowa State University

Iowa State University got on my radar this week. Katharine Johnson Suski, Executive Director of Admissions, wrote a kind and thoughtful letter to prospective students that went viral.  This large university is trying to be as fair as possible to help prospective students. The deposit deadline has been extended to […]
March 26, 2020

Virtual College Visits: How Much Do You Learn?

You’ll notice that I’ve recorded a few virtual college visits over the past two weeks. I had been scheduled to see these schools in person, starting with Tufts.  Virtual college visits are often the first impressions that college-bound students get about different schools. But you cannot limit yourself to viewing admissions […]
March 23, 2020

Could More Colleges Go Test Optional Post COVID-19?

Last week the admissions office at Case Western Reserve University announced that the university would offer test-optional admissions for the next admissions cycle. This will benefit high school juniors who might be considering the school for their lists next fall. Their opportunity to take the ACT or SAT has been […]
March 2, 2020

A Deeper Look Into Free Public College for All

This week New Jersey governor Phil Murphy proposed that our state’s free public college tuition program be extended from community colleges to the second two years at four-year public colleges.  The program, which will cost $50 million, is limited to students whose families earn $65,000 or less. In a spring […]
February 26, 2020

Can a Public University Drop Scholarship Intercollegiate Athletics?

I’ve always been a supporter of intercollegiate athletics under the right circumstances. Intercollegiate athletics offers opportunities for students to continue in their sport, and sometimes try a new one. They may also help to bond a campus community as well as town and gown. Four professors at Eastern Washington University […]

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