College

Finding the Right College as an Athlete

2019-01-14T22:27:32+00:00

Guest Post by Isabella Luaces. Isabella is senior at Denison University. Growing up, I used to dream of playing college sports in front of sold out crowds. I was a basketball player, so playing for Tennessee under Pat Summit was my goal. When I got to high school, my athletic aspirations made it difficult to find a school [...]

Finding the Right College as an Athlete 2019-01-14T22:27:32+00:00

Self Care When Starting College

2018-10-03T05:04:45+00:00

No one takes a picture of herself sitting in her dorm room crying. Come August, Facebook and Instagram will soon be filled with pictures from freshman orientations, fabulous dorm buddies, newly pledged Greek members, and other activities that make college appear to be indeed very much like 22 Jump Street says it is.  College students will appear to [...]

Self Care When Starting College 2018-10-03T05:04:45+00:00

Visiting a College Campus

2018-10-03T05:07:38+00:00

A guest blog by Bill Shain When should I visit a college? It’s not a bad idea to stop by a campus when you are in the area any time from Ninth Grade on, and take the official tour. However, in terms of the college admission process, your first set of campus visits should occur during spring break [...]

Visiting a College Campus 2018-10-03T05:07:38+00:00

Get To Know Your School’s College Career Counselor

2018-10-03T05:09:18+00:00

This week, February 5-9, is National School Counselor Week, though few people realize it. This makes sense, because, in general, I find school counselors to be humble individuals.It takes a special type of person to be able to effectively counsel a distressed student or parent, create every student’s schedule, and also write letters of recommendation for college. These [...]

Get To Know Your School’s College Career Counselor 2018-10-03T05:09:18+00:00

“Fair” Thee Well: How to Make the Most of a College Fair

2018-10-03T05:14:54+00:00

Many people think of fall as football season, but I think of it as college fair season. College fairs can be a great way to research colleges you know you are interested in and to meet some schools you haven’t yet considered. But getting the most out of a college fair means going in prepared. Here is some [...]

“Fair” Thee Well: How to Make the Most of a College Fair 2018-10-03T05:14:54+00:00

When Things Get Stressful, Don’t Lose Perspective

2018-10-03T05:19:27+00:00

For many college-bound students, the spring semester and the summer following it will be their last months living at home as a child with their parents. This marks the beginning of your entrance into adulthood. Many students in the fall semester are focused on completing applications, taking the SAT or ACT, and making good grades for the first [...]

When Things Get Stressful, Don’t Lose Perspective 2018-10-03T05:19:27+00:00

Dealing with Waitlists and Deferrals

2018-10-03T05:21:07+00:00

Colleges turn to giving you a Deferral or a Waitlist decision due to some level of uncertainty about your application. Three main uncertainties drive these decisions. 1. Broad Uncertainty The admissions team may not yet knowing enough about their application pool to understand how you compare to their other applicants. This scenario tends to result in Deferral Decisions [...]

Dealing with Waitlists and Deferrals 2018-10-03T05:21:07+00:00

Wait — a Resume? For College?

2018-10-03T05:22:34+00:00

If you haven’t applied to college recently, you might be surprised to find something there that wasn’t before — a resume. Whereas this used to be something that was developed after college and when on the job hunt, colleges and universities are finding them helpful in making their final decisions. Every Spring, most of my juniors are working on [...]

Wait — a Resume? For College? 2018-10-03T05:22:34+00:00