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9 Tips to Help with Your College Applications

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College applications take time, and they should! After diligent research to find the colleges and universities where you can study, learn and grow for the next four years, it’s now time to explain to the...

A College Education is a Solid Investment

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Despite the rising cost of higher education and what many reports would have us believe, investing in a college education remains a solid, profitable investment. Students who take out loans to pay for college have...

Finding the Four Distinctions on Your College Visit

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The Four Distinctions There are so many pieces of information that bombard you when you’re researching a college! From intramurals to quantum physics, it’s hard to prioritize what’s important about a campus. Keeping the Four...

Helping Students and Parents


Where do you begin? Are you a new college counselor and are not sure where to start? Are you a veteran looking to enhance your current college guidance program? Or, maybe you stepped into a...

High Impact Practices – the Keys to Your Future


When I was in college, I studied abroad, spending 12 months in South America. The experience completely changed my attitude about why I was in college, what college was for, who I was, and what...

Myths in the College Search Process

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One of the biggest challenges for counselors is helping students really match their interests to the colleges that suit them best. Students often rule out schools too early in the process, thanks to myths in...

Relevant and Raw: Global Education Helps Reinvent Higher Ed


Is higher education in danger of becoming irrelevant? It has been suggested that colleges and universities are not adapting to the needs and pace of the world. The IBM Institute for Business Value calls upon...

Social Media and Your College Search

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Almost every college is building virtual communities through social media. As you conduct your search, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with the school, admissions counselors, prospective and current students, even alumni. You can...

The Top 6 College Search Sites


With thousands of colleges out there, it can be overwhelming to pick the right one. How can you narrow down your options and pick the best school for you? There are a number of websites...

The Write Stuff: Effective Inquiry Letters

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Inquiry letters have a number of advantages. Obviously, you are able to get specific information that will help you make the best decision. You may be able to contact an athletic department or find out...

Understand Your Needs and Put Them First


Colleges enjoy sharing what makes them stand out. They tell their narratives—the stories at the core of their institutional identities—with enthusiasm through marketing messages, on-campus experiences, and interactions with admissions representatives, current students, and others....

What College is Best for YOU?


When looking for the school that will become your home for the next four years, and your alma mater afterward, you want to concentrate on what matters most to you. This can be really difficult...

What is Unique about a Christian College?


As a recent high school grad or soon-to-be graduate, choosing a university can be a daunting task. There are public, private, large and small universities … but how do you know which choice is right...