College Experience

Where you can Go to College for FREE . . . Study Abroad

By on Nov 4, 2014 in College Admissions, College Experience, Financial Aid/Scholarships | 0 comments

Lately, I’ve had several conversations with parents who are seeking ways to further reduce the cost of their college investment. An alternative to the high cost of tuition for US colleges is attending college in another country. Here are 7 countries to consider: Germany Finland France Sweden Norway Slovenia Brazil While it may sound great on paper (or during...

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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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