High School

Campus Visits: How to Go Beyond the Tour and Get an In-Depth Look At Your Prospective Schools

2019-02-08T22:45:52+00:00

Guest Post by Isabella Luaces. Isabella is senior at Denison University. For some people, it only takes seconds for them to decide which school is right for them. A lot of my friends at Denison tell me that the minute they stepped on campus, they knew it was the right place for them. To them, it just felt [...]

Campus Visits: How to Go Beyond the Tour and Get an In-Depth Look At Your Prospective Schools 2019-02-08T22:45:52+00:00

Starting Your College Search Part 3: Plan Your Standardized Testing and College Visits

2019-02-07T22:56:28+00:00

Note: This is the third post in our Starting Your College Search series. Read Part 1: Three Ways to Help Parents and Teens Communicate and Part 2: Do A Critical Review of Your 5 Key Application Components. In this series, I previously addressed learning to communicate well about the college process, and then reviewing your application package to [...]

Starting Your College Search Part 3: Plan Your Standardized Testing and College Visits 2019-02-07T22:56:28+00:00

Starting Your College Search Part 2: Do A Critical Review of Your 5 Key Application Components

2019-02-07T22:58:31+00:00

Note: This is the second post in our Starting Your College Search series. Read Part 1: Three Ways to Help Parents and Teens Communicate and Part 3: Plan Your Standardized Testing and College Visits. A basic way to start thinking through how to prepare for college applications involves reviewing each of the main components of the process. As [...]

Starting Your College Search Part 2: Do A Critical Review of Your 5 Key Application Components 2019-02-07T22:58:31+00:00

Explore 1,800+ Colleges and Universities on the FTRC Map

2019-01-30T21:41:20+00:00

Did you know there are 1,800+ four-year colleges and universities in the US? It’s not realistic to know them all, much less what makes each one distinctive. How are Miami University and the University of Miami similar to one another... or more importantly, wildly different from one another? And then, who can keep straight that the Universities of [...]

Explore 1,800+ Colleges and Universities on the FTRC Map 2019-01-30T21:41:20+00:00

Considering a Gap Year? Maybe You Should (Part 2)

2019-01-25T22:43:01+00:00

Note: This post is a companion post to Considering a Gap Year? Maybe You Should (Part 1). Twenty-two year old Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray (University of Oklahoma) will decide soon whether he’ll go pro as a football or baseball player. That’s a huge professional choice forced on him at a young age. I bet he wishes he [...]

Considering a Gap Year? Maybe You Should (Part 2) 2019-01-25T22:43:01+00:00

Starting Your College Search Part 1: 3 Ways to Help Parents and Teens Communicate

2019-02-07T22:59:48+00:00

Note: This is the second post in our Starting Your College Search series. Read Part 2: Do A Critical Review of Your 5 Key Application Components and Part 3: Plan Your Standardized Testing and College Visits. In my years as a school counselor, I witnessed a lot of problems that could have been avoided through purposeful and open [...]

Starting Your College Search Part 1: 3 Ways to Help Parents and Teens Communicate 2019-02-07T22:59:48+00:00

Starting Your College Search: A Three Part Series

2019-02-08T22:42:34+00:00

Each year, January brings a new set of weight loss, home organization, and fitness goals for most Americans. However, if you are a junior in high school, no goal is more important than planning a path to your future! Parents, you are likely focused on this goal of your child’s as well. January represents a great starting point [...]

Starting Your College Search: A Three Part Series 2019-02-08T22:42:34+00:00

3 Tips For Talking To Your High Schooler About College This Holiday Season

2018-12-30T01:07:06+00:00

In this season of reflection, holiday, and rest, sometimes families with high school students in their ranks find it hard to strike the right balance of wanting to talk about what lies ahead (college!) and wanting to give space to each other and take a break from the busy pace of high school. From my years of [...]

3 Tips For Talking To Your High Schooler About College This Holiday Season 2018-12-30T01:07:06+00:00

Attn: High School Juniors! 3 Reasons to Ace Your Winter Exams

2018-12-10T22:06:48+00:00

I have heard many students worried about the difficulty of this period of time in 11th grade, and how hard it can be to juggle all of the requirements of teachers. I know it’s hard, and I’m here to help you get motivated and keep your eyes on the goal of finding your best college option. So, find [...]

Attn: High School Juniors! 3 Reasons to Ace Your Winter Exams 2018-12-10T22:06:48+00:00

College Application Pep Talk: 5 Tips For a Strong Finish

2018-11-28T14:56:02+00:00

For high school students, the first semester of senior year is crazy, stressful and all kinds of other things. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, most seniors applying to college feel only one thing right now: exhaustion. Nevertheless, now is the time for a final push! Parents frequently ask me for advice to help their kids stay focused on [...]

College Application Pep Talk: 5 Tips For a Strong Finish 2018-11-28T14:56:02+00:00