Tips for Students

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College Touring 101 – How to Make the Most of Your College Tour

At this time of year, most seniors have narrowed down their list of prospective colleges and plan to tour as many as possible. To get the most out of your tour, you need to develop a touring strategy. Here are my suggestions for devising an effective tour: Schedule your visit in advance. Each college posts its touring schedule on its website. Pick your date and sign up for an official tour. You should plan on spending enough time there to not only complete the official tour but to include things like eating a meal in a dining hall, sitting [...]

The Ins and Outs of Building a Realistic College List

Learn about the Ins and Outs of Building a Realistic College List.

Social Media and College Admissions – Updated for 2021

Learn how to choose which type of college scholarship and college funding is right for you.

Are You Properly Prepared When Asking for Letters of Recommendation?

Updated for 2020 and the Constraints of the Coronavirus Pandemic Most college applications require two teacher recommendations. It is important to ask two teachers who know you well to write this letter. Preferably, the teachers you choose will be ones who taught you during your junior year. Usually, when asking a teacher for a recommendation, it is best to ask IN PERSON and at the beginning of the school year. Since many high schools will open the school year online, EMAIL your preferred teachers with your request. Many teachers will commit to writing a specific number of recommendation letters, and [...]