College Experience

What does “College Fit” mean?

By on May 5, 2014 in College Experience, College ready, Essays for College | 0 comments

During a recent talk to high schools, Peter V. Johnson, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Columbia University stated elegantly: “We do not admit statistics to an institution. We admit people to an educational community.” His statement defines college fit which we have been hearing more and more about these days. Student perspective on College Fit There...

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What Parents need to know about Advanced Placement (AP): Part 2

What Parents need to know about Advanced Placement (AP): Part 2

By on Feb 13, 2013 in Advanced Placement/AP, College Experience | 0 comments

This posting is the second of a three part series on What parents need to know about Advanced Placement (AP). . . but didn’t know to ask! In last week’s posting, we addressed the #3 Most common response about AP. Now, for this week, we provide 2 tips to address the #2 Most common response about AP Tip 1: Read the fine print on AP credit granting Every college...

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How Athletes can still Study Abroad at Colgate

How Athletes can still Study Abroad at Colgate

By on Nov 11, 2012 in Athletics, Campus Visits, College Experience | 0 comments

According to my campus tour guide, there’s “no such thing as bad weather [at Colgate] only bad clothing!” That’s important for families to hear because many students may overlook this wonderful campus because of its location/weather. Besides . . . there are tunnels to connect the buildings. Reasons to attend Colgate Colgate has a lot to offer to students who attend...

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Top 3 Must-haves at Hamilton College

Top 3 Must-haves at Hamilton College

By on Oct 21, 2012 in Academics, Campus Visits, College Experience | 0 comments

New students at Hamilton College get 2 things – an adviser and a reference librarian. These two people are important to the Hamilton student’s success because Hamilton is a school with no course requirements. In short, students can take courses that interest them.Students must, however, take 3 writing-intensives which is similar to most other colleges. A student...

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University of Virginia President Resignation and Freshman Class of 2016

University of Virginia President Resignation and Freshman Class of 2016

By on Jun 11, 2012 in Academics, Campus Visits, College Experience | 0 comments

Two years in office for a district superintendent may be acceptable. When it comes to a University President, however, two years is really no time at all. The last president of University of Virginia-Charlottesville held that office for 20 years. Dr. Teresa Sullivan, the new female president who came into office in 2010 with such high hopes, an impressive resume,...

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Why choose a women’s college – Leadership and diversity

Why choose a women’s college – Leadership and diversity

By on Mar 25, 2012 in College Admissions, College Experience, For Girls | 0 comments

My dear friend from high school attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has always spoken very highly of her college experience and its life-changing affect. In my visits to Smith over the years, I have come to realize as well that it is indeed a special place for many reasons. Occasionally, I have talked with a female college-bound student about...

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