College Search Tips at Educated Quest

Check out the many college search tips on Educated Quest. They’re  related to admissions, majors , schools, campus visits, financial aid, impending education policies, internships, 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. Tips posted on Educated Quest are based on 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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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 6, 2020

What Do You Get For Your Tuition and Fees?

I’ve seen many comments on Facebook lately from different groups talking about college tuition and fees. The feeling is that college is “not worth as much” if classes are brought online. A Montclair State University (NJ) student and New Jersey resident has recently filed a lawsuit around this point.. Students […]
April 21, 2020

Four Things High School Seniors Must Know About Community College

Considering community college as the first step on the journey to a college degree? Worried that a four-year college experience might be online this fall, not worth the money? A community college will likely charge lower tuition and fees. These schools often have more experience with online courses than many […]
March 25, 2020

College Search Considerations In a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has upturned many lives. There’s no doubt this pandemic will affect decisions for college-bound juniors and senior. I raised a few questions, with answers to help. Please raise others. I will keep updating this post as I learn more, and will share more.  Are costs a major concern? Do not […]
March 16, 2020

Online Tools You Can Use When You Can’t Take Campus Visits

When it comes to getting first, or later impressions of a college there’s nothing like campus visits. But during these times there are other online tools, outside of my profiles and insights, that can help. If you have received acceptance letters, but have not decided on a college, check out […]
March 10, 2020

How Many Colleges Should Be On Your College List?

Last week I read about an unnamed private school that limits students and their families to nine schools on a college list. The school has a mix of students from wealthy and immigrant low income families. Their students have average SATs of 1450 and an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. […]
December 16, 2019

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

College admissions officers like Early Decision. The more students they admit through Early Decision, the faster they fill their class.. The odds favor the well-qualified students who apply Early Decision at many schools,. But some are denied, others are placed in limbo and deferred. If you are dealing with a deferred […]
December 16, 2019

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

Early Decision applicants have been advised to whether they are “in,” “out,” or “deferred” at many schools. I have  already discussed the steps that families may take if they are deferred through Early Decision. I will now cover steps for students denied. Here are three tips to help: Ask yourself: […]
December 11, 2019

A Test Tutor Is Not A College Admissions Advisor

This week USA Today recently ran an article about a test tutor from New Zealand who built a business at age 17. It’s founder claims that it has grown to much more. Crimson Education, a firm that assists international students with essay and test prep, supposedly raised $20 million and […]
December 10, 2019

What Is The Best College For Someone Who Has Been Bullied?

I was bullied from grade school through the middle of high school. While you may read about bullying today in the context of race or sexual orientation, I am a  straight white male. I am Jewish, but I was never physically bullied because of my faith. I had crooked teeth […]

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