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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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, […]
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 […]

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